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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE (Reference Material now available for members)

In our January 2013 Web News we mentioned the excellent Canadian material we have had made available to us by our Canadian friends.

"A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE"

We have had quality large quick (600mm x 385mm) reference charts of this first class emergency response process especially printed for member use.

E.g. Make a great wall chart for use in an emergency situation

You won't get anything better than these!

We are making the chart available to members at cost of printing & postage

  • The Chart is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner

Outlining:

  • SITUATION ANALYSIS PHASE
  • Problems
  • Modifying Conditions
  • Potential Losses
  • Control Measures
  • STRATEGY & TACTIC SELECTION PHASE
  • Response Strategies
  • Restoration Strategies

Chart A Disciplined Approach to Emergency Response

Chart A Disciplined Approach to Emergency Response

They are in colour with a protective coating on a lightweight corflute material (600mm x 385mm)

Priced at $54.78 each including GST and Postage

Contact

The CROIERG Secretary

PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

Ph (02) 6226 1752 Mobile 0428 627 777

Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

To order the Emergency Response Chart go to the link below, complete the Order Form and return to the CROIERG Secretary

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2013 in CANBERRA

The CROIERG Committee will meet on Tuesday February 12, 2013 at the TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre) Board Room, Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

The Committee will take this opportunity to inspect the new CROIERG Canberra Store, which is located within the TISC Sutton Road Training Complex

Members have been advised of the new emergency contact telephone numbers for the Canberra Store and Equipment

Contact details are also available on the CROIERG website www.croierg.com.au

Members Area under TRAILERS Menu

Members should contact the CROIERG Secretary (by February 6th) if they have any matters they would like to bring to the attention of the committee

Email: eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

Ph: 0428 627 777

Postal: PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

DOT LAUNCHES FREE APP FEATURING EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK (USA); Delivers Hazmat Safety Info into the Hands of Emergency Responders

CROIERG members will certainly find this of interest in the world of "Apps" we now live in. Ed

January 18, 2013 WASHINGTON USA

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced a free, mobile web app of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 (ERG). The new safety tool will provide the nation's emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to help them manage hazardous material incidents.

The mobile ERG will make it easier for firefighters, police and other emergency first responders to quickly locate the information they need, thanks to an electronic word search function, and will ensure easy reading even during night-time emergencies.

The 2012 version of the ERG includes new evacuation tables for large toxic gas spills and standard response procedures for gas and liquid pipeline incidents.

"The first 30 minutes are the most crucial when it comes to responding to a hazmat situation," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "The new app is both mobile and flexible, and gives first responders the knowledge they need to protect themselves and their communities in an emergency."

PHMSA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services" National Library of Medicine (NLM) joined forces in producing the two free ERG mobile applications.
Links to download this software are available from the Apple iTunes website at ERG 2012 for iPhone and from the Google Play website at ERG 2012 for Android. In addition, a version of the ERG is available in NLM's Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) application. An instructional video for learning how to use the ERG2012 is also available on PHMSA's website.

"This invaluable tool improves the speed and accessibility to hazardous materials response information to those on the front line of accidents and incidents," said PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman.

Chief Ernest Mitchell, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration. noted that the release of the 2012 ERG mobile app "will provide essential tools to help first responders safely deal with hazmat incidents. I always found the ERG to be extremely valuable and believe that a copy should be in every emergency response vehicle and in the hand of every first responder in America."

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.5 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.

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TRAINING COURSES

STAGE 1 (MANAGERS) TRAINING COURSES

The revision of the Stage 1 (Managers) Training Course is now complete and full details will be outlined in a presentation by TISC to the CROIERG Committee at its meeting on February 12th in Canberra.

Arrangements will then be finalised after consultations with all relevant parties for its implementation in June

Members will be kept fully informed of developments

STAGE 2 TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2013

STAGE 2 (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted at the TISC Training Complex on:

COURSE

Date in 2013

STAGE 2 Responders

March 13-15

STAGE 2 Responders

June 26-28

STAGE 2 Responders

September 4-6

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

Mail: TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

Phone: (02) 6297 7187

Email: TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

  • Stage 1 (Managers) Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response

     

  • Stage 2 (Responders) Course in Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

 

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

STAGE 1 (Managers)

$1,500 for CROIERG/NBTA Members

$1,800 for Non Members

STAGE 2 (Responders)

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

 

FRIEDLAND CALLS FOR BETTER SPILL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN U.S., CANADA

December 27, 2012 St Clair CANADA

This important news report is sourced from Don Johnston's first class Dangerous Goods Newsy Stuff

Australia's most informative HAZMAT news. Ed

CROIERG Member's will find this article very interesting. Ed

If a spill of toxic chemicals occurred on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River, would the U.S. be notified in a timely fashion? Would Canadian authorities be quickly notified if the spill occurred on the U.S. side of the river?

In most cases, the answer is – maybe, and slowly. "I want to be brutally honest," said Jeff Friedland, director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security for St. Clair County, speaking at the sixth Binational Lake St. Clair Conference, held Nov. 29-30 in Harrison Township. "We still have a problem."

Two incidents earlier in the 2000s pointed to snafus in trans-national notification: The so-called Blackout Spill of 2003, when Royal Polymer in Sarnia's Chemical Valley spilled 290 pounds of vinyl chloride into the river and didn't notify officials on either side of the river of the occurrence for a number of days; and the Super Bowl Spill of 2004, when Imperial Oil leaked methyl ethyl ketone and methyl isobutyl ketone into the river, and there was a delay of several hours in the notification.

How is notification of a spill supposed to occur?

In Ontario, the spiller is required to self-report incidents to the Spill Action Center in Toronto and call the local 911. In Michigan, the spiller is required to report the spill to Michigan State Police Operations, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's district staff or the DEQ's Pollution Emergency Alerting System, known as PEAS, and call their local 911.

Officials added the requirements to call 911 in the wake of the 2003-2004 spills. But cross-border notification remains complicated.

"Based on their interpretation, and if a spill is larger than 1,000 gallons or could adversely affect the other side, they make the notification," said Friedland recently in an interview.

The process is more involved in Michigan than in Canada. In Michigan, the state police or DEQ is supposed to contact the state communications coordinator, who then might discuss the need to contact Ontario with his or her management coordinator. If the need is established, the coordinator re-contacts the state police and asks the police to contact Ontario's Spill Action Center. Evenings, weekends and holidays are especially thorny.

"We're looking at a bureaucratic nightmare," said Friedland.

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EASTEX FREEWAY LANES REOPEN AFTER MAJOR CRASH (Texas)

December 26, 2012 Will Clayton Texas USA

Two main lanes and a ramp on northbound U.S. 59 were closed after a fatal truck accident and chemical spill early Wednesday, according to Houston TranStar. The accident was first reported at 4:19 a.m.

A truck driver died in the crash and two main lanes of northbound Eastex Freeway near Will Clayton remained closed in the afternoon after his tanker truck overturned in a fiery crash.

According to witnesses to the fiery truck crash, the unidentified driver hit the barrier at the Will Clayton exit ramp and flipped over, sliding on the truck's side down the exit ramp.

The out-of-control truck apparently hit both walls on the way down the ramp and caught fire.

Firefighters from Houston, Humble and the Eastex Fire Departments responded, along with the Harris County HazMat team.

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FUEL TANKER CRASH: 3 BURNT TO DEATH IN OGUN (Nigeria)

January 3 2012 Ogun Province Nigeria

Fuel Tanker Fire

Fuel Tanker Fire

At least, three people have been feared dead after they were burnt to death when three tankers conveying petroleum products crashed on Wednesday night in Idiroko, Ogun State.

Information gathered by Aproko247 from the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, confirms that three other persons were injured in the incident.

The fire started after a Mack tanker with registration number AAA 36 XA and two other Leyland tankers crashed and went up in flame at Aseko, Agosasa, Idikoro on Wednesday night.

However, the remains of the charred victims and the injured from the incident have been taken to the General Hospital in Idiroko. The inferno has also left 10 sales shops and a building gutted by fire.

Source proko247.com/2013/01/03/fuel-tanker-crash-3-burnt-to-death-in-ogun

BULLI PASS CLOSED AFTER LP GAS TANKER ACCIDENT (NSW)

December 10, 2012 Wollongong NSW

Bulli Pass has been closed in both directions between Thirroul and Bulli Tops after a gas tanker crashed through safety barriers and into bushland around 5.30pm. A 100-metre exclusion zone was set up around 7pm to allow emergency crews to drain and then salvage the tanker which was holding around 8000 litres of LPG.

Wollongong Police Inspector Brian Wyver said the salvage operation was not expected to be complete until tomorrow morning.

"The truck driver was coming down the pass when he lost its brakes, it appears, and then he tried to go up the safety ramp but missed the safety ramp and has gone about 80 metres into the bush," he said."It appears as if the truck driver was trying to go up the safety ramp and he's clipped another car coming the other way. "No-one's been injured in the accident."

Inspector Wyver said emergency services, including police, fire brigade and ambulance, were quickly on scene. The contents of the truck prompted the closure of the road.

"As a result the fire brigade has declared it a hazard area so we've shut the pass, top and bottom," he said.

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TANKER FRAUD GANG TO APPEAR IN COURT (Austria)

December 14, 2012 Eisenstadt AUSTRIA

A gang of tanker drivers that managed to siphon off more than 1,000,000 euros of fuel and heating oil to sell on the black market to go on trial in Eisenstadt.

Prosecutors say that the five men aged between 29 and 59 had developed a system whereby they filtered off expensive contents due to be delivered usually to petrol stations or companies and then used a high pressure air hose to air into the tank instead of liquid.

The con was discovered when one petrol tank owner realised it was a substantial difference between what he should have had in his tanks and what he had been paid for when doing his bookkeeping. Those affected were firms in Burgenland, Lower Austria and Styria.

Police say that they are also considering prosecuting those who purchased the oil and fuel from the men at knockdown prices.

They believe the gang operating since 2003, even though they were only discovered in June of this year.

The accused have until now indicated that they intend to plead guilty according to local media.

Source austrianindependent.com/news

RUNAWAY OIL RIG DRAGS TUGS THROUGH ALASKAN STORM (Alaska)

January 3, 2012 ALASKA

Oil rig battered by waves in Alaska

Oil rig battered by waves in Alaska

Two vessels trying to control a runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve had to cut it loose to save themselves after being pulled more than 16 kilometres towards shore in "near hurricane" conditions.

The 28,000-tonne saucer-shaped drillship was tossed towards the shore on waves up to 11 metres high driven by winds up to 100 kph, pulling its main support vessel and a tug behind it.

Darci Sinclair, an official of the Kulluk Tow Incident Unified Command set up by the US Coast Guard and the companies involved, described the conditions as "near hurricane strength". "Regaining control became extremely challenging," he said.

An update from the unified command said the Kulluk was still aground on Sitkalidak Island in the Gulf of Alaska, but was "upright and stable".

The 30-year-old Kulluk is operated by Noble Corp and was refitted for its summer 2012 drilling expedition in the Beaufort Sea off northern Alaska.

$US4.5 billion has been spent on preparation for extraction activities there and in the Chukchi Sea further east

Source abc.net.au

EUROPEAN AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD

ADR APPLICABLE AS FROM 1 JANUARY 2013

For members wanting to read about the latest on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road in the European Union (EU) we are providing a link that will allow members to access the information

View the documents.

MAN JUMPS FROM EXPLODING PETROL TANKER (NSW)

December 24, 2012 Seaham NSW

Smoke from burning tanker

Smoke from burning tanker

A New South Wales man is recovering in hospital after jumping from a petrol tanker as it blew up.

The truck was carrying unleaded petrol when it rolled several times before exploding at Seaham, north of Newcastle, around 2:00pm (AEDT) on Monday.

Glen Ramplin from the region's rescue helicopter service says the man had a lucky escape.

"The helicopter was called up to Seaham Road for a tanker that had rolled on the Seaham Road just south of the township up there," he said.

"A 23-year-old male driver has escaped out of the vehicle just as it exploded.

"As a result he's received extensive burns to his back, legs and buttock area."

The explosion sparked a fire in nearby bushland, which was contained by Rural Fire Service crews.

Source abc.net.au

CHINA OPENS WORLD'S LONGEST HIGH-SPEED RAIL ROUTE

December 26, 2012 Beijing CHINA

The Editor was in Hong Kong visiting family for Christmas when this high speed train opening was announced. To put it into perspective the distance from Townsville (Qld) to Melbourne (Vic) is 2071 kilometres. A seven hour trip on the new train

  • It is anticipated that trains will run every half-hour, each way
  • Each train carries 1,000 people.

Impressive? Bloody Oath!

China High Speed Train

China High Speed Train

China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.

The first bullet train left Beijing on Wednesday morning. Trains will initially travel at 300km/h, more than halving travel time.

A Chinese official has described the route - parts of which were already in operation - as "one of the most technically advanced in the world".

The 2,298km route will have 35 stops. They include such major cities as Wuhan and Changsha.

The previously 22-hour journey will now take less than 10 hours.

The decision was taken to start the passenger service on 26 December to commemorate the birth of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong, state media said. China is currently expanding its high-speed rail network across the vast country.

Source bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20842836

NB I-65 STILL CLOSED SATURDAY MORNING (Alabama)

January 4, 2013 Birmingham Alabama USA

Overturned tanker in Alabama

Overturned tanker in Alabama

The northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Birmingham are still closed while crews clean up the mess left when a fuel tanker overturned.

State transportation officials said Saturday morning that the highway's southbound lanes have reopened near the 3rd Avenue South on-ramp, but not northbound.

About 50 people were evacuated from their vehicles after the initial accident. Firefighters did this in case the gasoline caught fire.

The Alabama Department of Transportation as well as the Emergency Management Agency responded to the scene. Birmingham Fire had 2 HAZMAT crews, 2 decontamination crews, 5 engine companies and a foam unit are on the scene. The crews put down absorbent material to try and control the spill. Two fan trucks were brought in to assist with the cleanup.
There were multiple injuries in this accident.

Source cbs42.com/mostpopular/story

1 KILLED AFTER CAR, FUEL TANKER COLLIDE ON FRIARS ROAD IN MISSION VALLEY (California)

January 6, 2013 San Diego California

Tanker and car incident in San Diego One person was killed on Sunday when a car spun out on a rain-slick exit from Interstate 15 and crashed into an oncoming fuel tanker on Friars Road in Mission Valley.

The driver had been exiting northbound Interstate 15 onto westbound Friars Road at about 8:20 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher.

The ramp was wet from recent rain and the driver's car spun out of control, slid across Friars Road and collided with the eastbound tanker, Lasher said.

The driver was killed in the crash, Lasher said. His or her name was withheld until relatives could be notified, Lasher said.

Source 10news.com/news/1-killed-after-car-semi-truck-collide-on-friars-road-in-mission-valley-01062013

TANKER FIRE CLOSES SECTION OF NORTHBOUND I-15 IN JUAB COUNTY (Utah)

January 14, 2013 Juab County Utah USA

Tanker fire in Juab County Utah

Tanker fire in Juab County Utah

A tanker trailer carry gasoline caught fire and exploded into flames Sunday evening, closing the northbound section of I-15 in Juab County.

The Utah Department of Public Safety says the tanker exploded as a result of a rollover. Fire Crews from all over the area are on the scene, as they try to prevent a second tanker from exploding.

The driver of the semi hauling the tankers was not injured, but I-15 from Scipio to Nephi was closed, as crews battled to suppress the fire. More than five departments responded to the scene, including fire and hazmat crews.

Source kutv.com/news/top-stories

MAJOR FIRE AT PETROL STORAGE TANK (India)

January 5, 2013 Surat INDIA

Depot tank fire in India

Depot tank fire in India

Storage tank fire A major fire broke out on Saturday at a petrol storage tank of state-owned fuel retailer Indian Oil Corporation's Hazira terminal near Surat in Gujarat. No casualty was reported immediately. Local authorities and the company rushed fire tenders to douse the fire.

Company executives said the fire was reported around noon at one of the five petrol storage tanks at the depot. The tank had a capacity of 9,000-10,000 kilolitres but was only half full.

Almost 5,000 kilolitres of petrol is estimated to have been destroyed in the fire.

This is the second major fire at IOC storage depots since 2009. On October 29, 2009, a fire broke out at its Jaipur terminal which was blamed on non-observance of normal safety procedures. The Jaipur depot fire raged for 11 days killed 11 people and resulted in losses worth Rs 280 crore.

Senior IOC executives have rushed to Hazira to supervise operations and an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain its causes. The company is also rushing fire tenders from its nearby Koyali Refinery and cooling adjacent tanks to prevent the fire from spreading. Local administration and police are all helping in containing the damage.

"The fire has been isolated," a company official said. "A high-level team has been constituted to investigate the cause of the fire but our first priority is to put out the fire...efforts are on at war footing."

Source articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-01-05/delhi/36161501_1_major-fire-fire-tenders-adjacent-tanks

2,500 GALLONS OF FUEL SPILL FROM TANKER IN NORTH HAVEN (Connecticut)

January 17, 2013 North Haven CT USA

Booms and Pads used in spill

Booms and Pads used in spill

A fuel truck rolled over on Defco Park Road early Thursday, spilling virtually all of the 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel in the tanker.

Jeff Chandler, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection emergency response unit supervisor, said the truck's contents poured into a storm drain connected to a catch basin network. The spill flowed into a stream near Valley Service Road about 1.5 miles away.

Chandler said it took the fuel about an 11/2 hours to reach that point.

However, First Selectman Michael J. Freda said that through a collaborative effort by the town and the DEEP, the leaked fuel was prevented from entering the Quinnipiac River.

"A much larger problem was averted today," Freda said.
"We received a call about 20 minutes after two this morning and had people respond immediately - people on scene about 20 minutes later," Chandler said.

"The boom was on site within 45 minutes or so, 45 minutes to an hour. And we had it in the water probably 20 minutes after the arrival of the boom."
The containment booms are long, orange, inflatable objects that float on the surface of a stream to hold fuel in place. White, absorbent booms were also deployed to soak up oil in the water.

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HIGHWAY 6 REOPENS AFTER 5 HURT IN SEMI ROLLOVER CRASH (Colorado)

January 23 2012 Golden Colorado USA

Asphalt tanker incident in Colorado

Asphalt tanker incident in Colorado

Five people were hospitalized overnight when a semi hauling a load of asphalt oil crashed into an oncoming car in Clear Creek Canyon and flipped over, spilling its load. Highway 6 reopened at 3 p.m. more than 13 hours after the initial crash.

Authorities said at 1:49 a.m. the tractor trailer was traveling westbound on Highway 6 about a mile up the canyon when it veered into the eastbound lanes and hit a Jeep.

The Jeep rolled into Clear Creek next to the highway and the semi overturned, blocking both lanes of the highway.

Two other cars crashed into the semi, and one of those also rolled into the creek.

Read more and view a video.

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