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November 05, 2013
Environmental Daily Advisor Week in Review--October 28, 2013, to November 1, 2013

Last week, the Environmental Daily Advisor discussed spill-related responsibilities under 40 CFR 109, handling ammonium nitrate,and how flooding can affect your business.

Here's the Environmental Daily Advisor week in review.

Using 40 CFR Part 109 to Assign Oil Spill Responsibilities--40 CFR Part 109-Criteria for State, Local and Regional Oil Removal Contingency Plans provides rules for assigning spill-related responsiblities.defining how some facilities will need to prepare to respond to an oil spill. Today we look at assignment of spill-related responsibilities and tomorrow we will review response resources and recordkeeping requirements.

Part 109 Rules for Oil spill Response Resoruces and Recodkeeping-- review response resources and recordkeeping requirements under 40 CFR 109.

Ammonium Nitrate—Fertilizer and Explosive--To address ammonium nitrate problems, three federal agencies jointly released guidance aimed at improving ammonium nitrate chemical risk management. Here's a look at some lessons learned from past disasters.

Ammonium Nitrate—Handle with Care--If your facility stores ammonium nitrate, take a look at this review of safe management, storage, and handling practices.

Now's the Time to Consider Whether Flooding Could Affect Your Business--Many of the homes and businesses impacted by the recent Colorado flooding disasterwere not eligible for flood insurance because they were not in floodplains. Since flood insurance is only available from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), facility owners and operators should prepare disaster plans accordingly to ensure business continuity.

BLR’s Environmental Daily Advisor is a free daily source of environmental compliance tips, news, and advice.

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