AAR releases proposals to leverage environmental performance and reduce transportation sector emissions
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Association of American Railroads (AAR) outlined today policy proposals aimed at safely and effectively combatting climate change. As the leader in fuel-efficient surface transportation, railroads know more must be done to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Armed with the right policies, railroads – and the nation – can make real progress toward a cleaner, more sustainable economy.
Antea Group recently developed oil spill response plans for several railroads in Washington State looking to maintain compliance with Chapter 173-186 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). In the process, we learned several lessons that other rail lines can apply as they plan for the implementation of similar regulations in other states. Read the top three lessons on our website.
Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans (OSRPs) have been required for many years for containers with a capacity of 42,000 gallons or more. The goal of these comprehensive OSRPs was to detail specific response requirements in the event of a spill and ensure the transporter had plans and training in place to respond.
As people continue to be drawn to cities, there is a need and opportunity to increase the focus on safety in densely populated areas, including buildings and walkways near rail crossings and tracks. CSX’s approach to safety is multifaceted – and one critical aspect is keeping communities aware of how to stay safe around the railroad, especially if it is near where they live and work.
Some of the highlights from CSX’s community safety efforts in 2015 include:
When it comes to designing, implementing and managing EHS and sustainability programs, each industry faces unique requirements, challenges and opportunities. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, and many companies find they lack the resources or expertise to create programs that meet compliance and add business value.
If this is what you’re experiencing as you work to implement or refine your company’s programs, enlisting the help of an EHS and sustainability consultant may provide the direction and helping hands you’re looking for.
Antea Group consultants Dean Krebs, Phil Gilchrist, and Tim Larson presented and moderated a session on environmental compliance at the 2016 ASLRRA Connections Convention. Topics included EPA regulations, SWPPPs, FRPs, SPCCs, C-plans, air quality, a case study, and lessons learned.
Antea Group Project Manager Annie Richardson presented on current and upcoming OSHA regulations pertinent to railroads at the recent ASLRRA Connections Convention in Washington DC. Her presentation includes an overview of how OSHA regulates the rail industry, a summary of current regulations and a look at pending regulatory activity, and tips for planning for success in complying with OSHA regulations.
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