Warndiscipline or terminate depending on the severity of the violation those employees who. Healed though still scarred, the gulf of mexico has demonstrated a remarkable recovery since the. Summary of information concerning the ecological and. Mccarthy specialist in environmental policy mary tiemann. Report on environmental management system ems practices in. You may need a pdf reader to view some of the files on this page. Last years most notable environmental event, the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico, isnt much in the news any more, but jaclyn lopez reminds us that we. Best practices for environmental cleaning for prevention and control of infections in all health care settings.
Bsee youtube bsee facebook bsee twitter bsee linkedin bsee flickr bsee rss feed select language english danish dutch filipino norwegian portuguese russian spanish. Getting hse right ghser is bps health, safety and environmental management system framework and sets out expectations for delivery of health, safety and environmental performance. Our goal is to understand and sustain the health of the environments in which we operate and respect the resource needs of communities which depend on them. Deepwater bp oil spill programmatic environmental impact. This paper summarizes the bp macondo blowout, including the response of government agencies and bp. Environmental justice and the bp deepwater horizon oil spill. The bp oil spill demonstrates that environmental and social costs must be taken into consideration when forming policy regulating offshore oil drilling. The department of water and environmental regulation is responsible for environment and water regulation, serving as a one stop shop for industry and developers, with the aim of streamlining and simplifying regulation. Environmental regulation, green innovation, and industrial. Introduction in the early hours of april 20, 2010, the 126 workers on the deepwater horizon drilling rig had completed the job of drilling bps macondo well in the gulf of mexico and by 8 pm were in the process of. Warndiscipline or terminate depending on the severity of the violation those employees who do not comply hse programs or regulations. The superintendent or designee shall regularly assess school facilities to identify environmental health risks. In response to the bp oil spill, epa monitored air, water, sediment, and waste generated by the cleanup operations. The controlled version of this document can befound on the bp wind energy sharepoint site.
Follow bureau of safety and environmental enforcement on. Advance planning and immediate deployment, collaboration across agencies, more protective safety and health protections than required by regulation, and community outreach helped ensure that bp implemented controls to protect workers and properly trained workers. Waste management on the gulf coastline epa response to. A new york times analysis, based on research from harvard law school, columbia law school and other sources, counts more than 90 environmental rules and.
Environmental risk is defined as the chance of something happening that will have an. May 08, 2020 bp was linked with a number of environmental, health, and safety violations over the last few decades. Healed though still scarred, the gulf of mexico has demonstrated a. A stakeholder analysis of the bp oil spill and the. As of 2017, we have reduced sulfur levels in gasoline by 97 percent. They are the boundaries within which all bp managers must operate.
For more information about the government response to the bp oil spill. Bp has been acting like a child that doesnt want to clean up its mess and drags its feet, which is strange, given the monumental risk to the company. This research guide provides students, practitioners, and scholars with a variety of resources that will assist in research on issues related to environmental law. Study shows bp oil spill could have been prevented by. May 06, 2020 a new york times analysis, based on research from harvard law school, columbia law school and other sources, counts more than 90 environmental rules and regulations rolled back under mr. Report on environmental management 12 system ems practices in the aviation sector caep8 ems task 1. Us commission on bp oil spill demands tougher safety regulations. Environmental impact statement peis for restoration from all the impacts of the deepwater bp oil spill. The colleges physical plant, premises, and facilities shall be adequate, safe, and sanitary and shall be in compliance with the statutory provisions and the rules and regulations of. The purpose of the peis is to provide an analysis of potential environmental effects associated with the. Products containing 1bp include degreasers and cleaners, spray adhesives, spot removers, coin cleaners, paintable mold release, automotive refrigerant flushes, and lubricants.
Environmental protection agency epa brought against the company in connection with illegal discharges from bps marcus hook refinery into the delaware river. Economic, social and environmental impacts were estimated at 40 billion dollars to bp itself and the entire region devi 2010, smith et al. Environmental regulations, intended to protect human health and the environment, generally result in higher production costs and lower productivity in firms, which can lead them to shift investment and production to less stringent locations. Pdf learning from bps disastrous oil spill in the gulf of mexico means understanding.
It also contains a section dedicated to issues regarding the bp oil spill. Ongoing safety environmental education through weekly meetings and scheduled training. Given the unprecedented aspects of the bp oil spill, these plans may be updated as necessary to minimize. The colleges physical plant, premises, and facilities shall be adequate, safe, and sanitary and shall be in compliance with.
Programmatic environmental impact statement public scoping comment summary. Performancebased regulations that require all operators in the outer continental shelf to implement a safety and environmental management system have become law. Bps pledge is to demonstrate respect for the natural environment and to work to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. After the pdf is opened, you can select download, print, or save as to retain the file on your system. Deepwater horizon bp gulf of mexico oil spill us epa. Mc 778 bp exploration 06 nov 2016 bureau of safety and. The legal landscape is a very different place for victims of the 2010 bp deepwater horizon gulf of mexico oil spill than it was for the victims of the 1989 exxon valdez spill. Ongoing response and restoration efforts are posted to restorethegulf.
Products containing 1 bp include degreasers and cleaners, spray adhesives, spot removers, coin cleaners, paintable mold release, automotive refrigerant flushes, and lubricants. To control for other changes, ordinary least squares regression analyses of refinery inputs and refinery outputs of liquefied petroleum gas lpg were made appendix. The latest and most remembered accident is the deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of. Bp was linked with a number of environmental, health, and safety violations over the last few decades. Several factors contributed to the successful efforts to protect workers during the deepwater horizon oil spill response. Employees for environmental responsibility on behalf of bill macclarence petitioner requesting that epa object to the issuance of this permit pursuant to section 502b2 of the caa, the federal implementing regulations, 40 c.
Environmental regulations and changes in petroleum. We use the bp oil spill to provide new evidence regarding the. Environmental laws and oil spills disclaimer the legal landscape is a very different place for victims of the 2010 bp deepwater horizon gulf of mexico oil spill than it was for the victims of the 1989 exxon valdez spill. Jan 11, 2011 william reilly, the commissions cochair presenting the final report on the bp disaster, said he was launching a campaign to impose tougher safety and environmental regulations. Getting hse right a guide for bp managers describes the bp health, safety and environment management system framework and the key processes which support the health, safety and environmental expectations to be adopted by all bp managers. Bp gulf oil spill anniversary comes with new regulations. He suggested that existing rules could be revised to include a hazards analysis, stating that. Summaries of major statutes administered by the environmental protection agency david m. Given the unprecedented aspects of the bp oil spill, these plans may be updated as necessary to minimize any unforeseen environmental and human health impacts. Position responsibilities leadership, who has demonstrated his or her ability or competency to inspect. Environmental policy bp toledo re nery is committed to our corporate goal of no damage to the environment.
The new environmental regulation fiorino describes is based on performance rather than on a narrow definition of compliance and uses such policy instruments as market incentives and performance. Five years after worst environmental disaster in us history, how bad was it really. Environmental safety the county board of education and county superintendent of schools recognize their obligation to provide a safe and healthy environment at school facilities for students, staff and community members. We cut the six most common emissions by nearly 70 percent and ozone levels have decreased by more than 30 percent.
Jun 02, 2010 the bp oil spill demonstrates that environmental and social costs must be taken into consideration when forming policy regulating offshore oil drilling. Environmental safety bp 3514 the board of trustees recognizes its obligation to provide a safe and healthy environment at school facilities for students, staff, and community members. Review of the oshaniosh response to the deepwater horizon. What epa is doing epa response to bp spill in the gulf of. Riverside county office of education bp 3514 1 of 2 adopted. Morrisons letter pdf said mms already had safety and environmental regulations in place. What epa is doing epa response to bp spill in the gulf.
Pdf analysis of environmental and economic damages from. The exxon valdez accident which, at least until now, has often been regarded as the worst oil spill in american history. Consult, listen and respond openly to our customers. The website includes detailed information about our environmental and safety. Five years after the deadly deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico, the obama administration is out with new regulations on offshore drilling. Us commission on bp oil spill demands tougher safety. Bearden, coordinator specialist in environmental policy claudia copeland specialist in resources and environmental policy linda luther analyst in environmental policy james e. Public health ontario acknowledges the financial support of the ontario government. Bps proposed locations for waste management activities in order to consider the suitability of specific sites and the impacts on the surrounding communities. Epa region 4 addendum to the water and sediment sampling plan pdf 27 k epas region 4 and 6 combined initial quality assurance sampling plan for bp oil spill pdf 162 k top of page. While the fire on the platform was still being contained transocean and bp were assessing their options. Gross domestic product is up nearly 200 percent, our population has grown by 30 percent, vehicle miles traveled are up 40 percent and energy consumption is up more than 15 percent. Conduct incident investigations, internally, and participate in customer investigations. Apr 14, 2015 five years after the deadly deepwater horizon oil spill in the gulf of mexico, the obama administration is out with new regulations on offshore drilling.
Environmental regulation and standards, monitoring, inspection, compliance, and enforcement introduction environmental regulation and standards refer to the set of specific rules that authorize and control a given firms activities so that it operates within legally and socially acceptable parameters. On april 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig deepwater horizon, operating in the macondo prospect in the gulf of mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the deepwater horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations. Environmental regulations and changes in petroleum refining. Regression results are consistent with survey statistics for summer rvp controls. A recent study shows that the bp oil spill could have been prevented by oversight by the government and compliance by bp to their regulations. Bps health safety security and environment hsse policy. Waste management on the gulf coastline epa response to bp. Complaint for deepwater horizon bp gulf of mexico oil spill pdf27 pp, 260 k. Ongoing safetyenvironmental education through weekly meetings and scheduled training. Apr 27, 2010 its not that we were opposed to the rule, said a source familiar with bps dealings on the rulemaking. Its not that we were opposed to the rule, said a source familiar with bps dealings on the rulemaking. We will continue to drive down the environmental impact of our operations by preventing pollution, reducing waste, emissions and discharges, and using energy ef ciently. Home department of water and environmental regulation.
William reilly, the commissions cochair presenting the final report on the bp disaster, said he was launching a campaign to impose tougher safety and environmental regulations. The rig sank and left the oil well leaking millions of. Environmental protection agency epa brought against the company in connection with illegal discharges from bp s marcus hook refinery into the delaware river. This page contains information directly related to the legal issues surrounding the deepwater horizon oil spill. Draft guidance note on environmental regulation and. Draft guidance note on environmental regulation and standards.576 1592 1437 62 116 748 1409 1293 1255 611 477 996 761 595 784 1036 662 186 125 661 321 946 1387 377 1109 823 644 159 458 1419 83 983 46 1466 223 853 34 1602 1294 6 991 13 470 816 730 348 419 934