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CROIERG's Spill Response Trailers & Equipment by location & trailer number:

CANBERRA ACT 2,3,4,16, 30

CANBERRA ACT (Training Units) 5,6, 29

BENALLA (VIC) 22

BRISBANE (QLD) 25

COOMA NSW 27

COOTAMUNDRA NSW 14

DUBBO NSW 18

EDEN NSW 10

GOULBURN NSW 8

GRIFFITH NSW 13

HOLBROOK NSW 20

MELBOURNE VIC 24

MORUYA NSW 12

NEWCASTLE NSW 17, 19

ORANGE NSW 11

PORT KEMBLA NSW 34

ROCKHAMPTON QLD 28,33

SHEPPARTON VIC 15

SYDNEY EAST (Banksmeadow) NSW 31

SYDNEY WEST (Wetherill Park) NSW 32

WAGGA WAGGA NSW 26

WAUCHOPE NSW 21

WODONGA VIC 9

YASS NSW 23

 

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Member's please note that the equipment usage and accountability criteria are specific and clearly spelt out in CROIERG information in the Member's Manual, which is available in the Member's Area of this website

CROIERG appreciates the efforts of the host companies who look after our trailers at various locations and provide monthly checks to ensure they are operational

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News

APRIL 2014

NEW SPILL RESPONSE TRAILERS

Two new Spill Response Trailers have been manufactured by our trailer builders (Resort Trailers of Queanbeyan) and delivered to our Canberra store area.

The two new trailers will be fitted out with pump & equipment soon and arrangements made to get them to the host sites at:

  • Dubbo NSW (Host company Inland Petroleum) and;
  • Lismore NSW (Host company North Coast Petroleum)

The present Dubbo unit will be relocated to Forbes NSW where our host will be Reliance Petroleum and our No. 16 trailer, which has been refurbished will be hosted at Mildura in Victoria by Tasco Petroleum,

When the trailers are in place emergency contact details etc will be forwarded to the CROIERG membership

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

There has been a lot of discussion on the requirements for training in regard to the transport of dangerous goods in recent months. People have reported having difficulty in finding the appropriate sections of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code and the associated Regulation (known as Model Subordinate Law)

To provide clarification below is the applicable extract from the Regulations.

These show responsibilities for a person who is responsible for management or control of a task and a person who manages, controls or supervises a task; and following the appropriate procedures in accordance with {this subordinate law} in a dangerous situation

If you have any further queries please contact you State/Territory Dangerous Goods Regulator

A Dangerous Situation is defined as:

Dangerous situation means a situation that is causing or is likely to cause imminent risk of death or injury to a person, or harm to the environment or to property

MODEL SUBORDINATE LAW ON THE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY ROAD AND RAIL 2007

TRAINING

Division 1.3 Training

1.3.1 Instruction and training

(1) This {clause} applies to any task involved in the transport of dangerous goods, including the following:

(a) packing dangerous goods;

(b) consigning dangerous goods;

(c) loading dangerous goods;

(d) unloading dangerous goods;

(e) marking packages and overpacks;

(f) placarding transport units;

(g) preparing transport documentation;

(h) maintaining vehicles and equipment used in the transport of dangerous goods;

(i) driving a vehicle transporting dangerous goods;

(j) being the consignee of dangerous goods;

(k) following the appropriate procedures in accordance with {this subordinate law} in a dangerous situation.

(2) A person who is responsible for management or control of a task must not employ, engage or permit someone else to perform the task if the other person:

(a) has not received, or is not receiving, appropriate instruction and training to ensure that he or she is able to perform the task safely and in accordance with {this subordinate law}; or

(b) is not appropriately supervised in performing the task to ensure that he or she is able to perform the task safely and in accordance with {this subordinate law}. (20.1, amd/2)

Offence provision.

(3) A person must not manage, control or supervise a task unless the person has received instruction and training to enable him or her to manage, control or supervise another person to perform the task safely and in accordance with {this subordinate law}.

Offence provision.

Access the 2011 Electronic Version for Website Incorporating Corrigendum 1

FIVE DAY TRAINING PROGRAM

TO BE HELD May 5thto May 9th2014

At the TISC TRAINING COMPLEX

441 SUTTON ROAD CANBERRA ACT

Member Alert

DG Emergency Responder Training!

(02) 6297 7187

office@suttonroad.com.au

www.suttonroad.com.au

Did you know?

On the 5th to 9th of May, TISC will be running a 5 day DG Emergency Responder/Managers Course. The course is in two parts and provides for 2 nationally recognised qualifications. For the first 3 days, managers will undertake the same practical hands on training as company incident responder's.

Unloading the spill response trailer

Unloading the spill response trailer

This will provide them with a sound basis for emergency response and on successful completion also provide them with the nationally recognised responder's qualification and an opportunity to apply for the industry emergency response card.

Armed with skills and knowledge from the responders course, the last two days of the course, managers will learn about the design, development and implementation of a company Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) and design, run and evaluate a simulated emergency response exercise (a legal requirement for DG Transport companies).

This part of the course will provide managers with the skills and knowledge to be confident about their companies' ability to meet their dangerous goods legal obligations and their preparedness to respond effectively to emergencies. Managers will complete all assessment activities here at TISC including exercising their TERP's rather than having to complete work based post course assessments. A qualification in emergency response management is also provided on successful completion.

Training Course. Discussion with Fire Brigade

Training Course. Discussion with Fire Brigade

We also be running a 3 day responders course beginning 5th – 7th of May. This course deals with the practical planning and tasks that relate to the emergency incident itself and focuses on personnel who will perform the "up-front" hands on recovery and containment tasks at the actual site.

See an overview of both courses for your consideration.

Places are very limited for these courses so be quick!

For enrolment on any of the courses described above, please contact our office on 02 6297 7187 or office@suttonroad.com.au

TRANSPORT EMERGENY RESPONSE PLANS (TERP'S)

Again CROIERG has received enquiries in regard to emergency plans and where are they referenced in regard to researching ADG7.

They are found in the National Transport Commission (Model Legislation- Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail) Regulations 2007

Refer the CROIERG website

Go to the Members Area (L/H Menu) under ADG7 Regulations

Or you can go the various state websites and institute a search

For specific info in regard to Emergency Plans see below

14.2.2 Emergency plans

(1) In this {clause}:

emergency plan, for the transport of a placard load, means a written plan, for dealing with any dangerous situation arising from the transport of the goods, that is prepared having regard to any guidelines approved by the Australian Transport Council.

View the guidelines.

The Guidelines were approved some years ago, are a legal requirement and below are the sections on Preparedness, Training and Exercises

GUIDELINES FOR THE PREPARATION OF A TRANSPORT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

PREPAREDNESS

1. HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK ASSESSMENT

Multiple plans may be required depending on a hazard analysis of possible scenarios.

2. TRAINING

Training should provide the capability for rapid and competent response, vital to success in an emergency situation. An emergency situation often provides an unfamiliar, emotional and hostile working environment for the responders. Anyone with little training or experience will have difficulty dealing effectively with the incident.

All personnel who have an active role in the plan must be trained in the key aspects of the plan.

3. EXERCISES

Table-top and simulation exercises allow the plan to be scrutinised under conditions which approximate an actual incident. Assessment can be done in stages whereby one specific aspect of the plan is evaluated at a time. After each stage has been reviewed, a full scale scenario can be introduced. Having completed "in-house" full scale incident scenarios, interaction with external agencies such as consignors, prime contractors and the emergency services can be beneficial in evaluating the overall plan.

EMERGENCY EXERCISE INVOLVING EMERGENCY SERVICES, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND INDUSTRY BEING PLANNED FOR SOUTHERN NSW

A meeting is to be held on April 15, 2014 in Goulburn NSW to discuss the planning of a large scale emergency exercise involving Fire & Rescue NSW, other Emergency services, Government Agencies and Industry.

CROIERG and TISC have been invited to send representatives to the meeting. Chairman Paul Pulver and Secretary Brian O'Connor will be representing CROIERG

This meeting is to start the ball rolling in relation to the development of an annual exercise involving the Transport Industry – in particular Road Tankers that carry flammable and combustible liquids.

The meeting, is being co-ordinated by Superintendent Kim Reeson of FRNSW will involve the structure of a Project Idea/briefing and seek input from various parties. It will also be used to identify all the stakeholders and determine what is in and out of scope. The exercise will hope to cover such topics as:

  • Decanting as recommended by CROIERG and taught by TISC
  • The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card
  • Use of foam and its environmental management
  • Incident Management involving multiple agencies and organisations

This exercise will be scripted with the deliberate attempt to capture footage and interviews that can be used for both education purposes and as a promotion of safe work practices for industry and the emergency services

BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD

For information on the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card see below

The AFAC (Australasian Fire Authorities Council ) Brochure explains all facets of the responder card and the brochure is an excellent point of reference.

Please go to the link below to access the required information.

TRAINING COURSES

The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) has put in place an "EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST LIST" for the training courses.

See below for contact details and information

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Paul Harrison Executive Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC)441Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

(02) 6297 7187 Mobile 0407 223 125

Email: pharrison@suttonroad.com.au

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

The TISC Training Complex is located at:

441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) ACT

  • MANAGERS COURSE:Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  • RESPONDERS COURSE:"Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

Managers Course

$1,800

Responders Course

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)

$3,900 + $88 for Responder Card

BOY CRASHES STOLEN CAR' INTO FUEL TANKER (QLD)

March 20, 2014 Brisbane QLD

Vision of the high-speed crash, that occurred on Saturday night, has been released by Queensland Police after the 12-year-old and his six accomplices were arrested.

CCTV footage captured from an intersection at Kirwan shows the stolen car collide with the back of the tanker, causing its second carriage to swing completely sideways.

Somehow the truckie manages to keep the vehicle under control and drives on as six figures flee the smoking wreck.

Police said the group assaulted a man at Hyde Park with a fence paling a short time later as he tried to stop them breaking into his car.

The victim suffered minor injuries while the 14-year-old who was left in the smashed car was taken to Townsville Hospital with pelvis injuries.

Detective Acting Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon said the crash could have been a "tragedy".

"It's very serious given the nature of the crash and what could have been an absolute tragedy with all of these young people meeting their fate," she said.

"Cars can be lethal weapons and in the hands of children, they are a disaster waiting to happen."

Somehow the truckie manages to keep the vehicle under control and drives on as six figures flee the smoking wreck.

Police said the group assaulted a man at Hyde Park with a fence paling a short time later as he tried to stop them breaking into his car. The victim suffered minor injuries while the 14-year-old who was left in the smashed car was taken to Townsville Hospital with pelvis injuries.

Detective Acting Superintendent Cheryl Scanlon said the crash could have been a "tragedy".

"It's very serious given the nature of the crash and what could have been an absolute tragedy with all of these young people meeting their fate," she said.

Read more and view a video.

TANKER CRASHES INTO COMPOUND NEAR TRIVANDRUM AIRPORT (India)

March 17, 2014 Trivandrum India

Tanker crashes into compound in India

Tanker crashes into compound in India

A tanker carrying aviation fuel hit an electric post, and went past the median to the other side of the road before crashing into the compound wall of a lodge opposite the domestic terminal of the airport here in the early hours of Sunday.

The driver of the tanker, on its way from Indian Oil Corporation refinery in Kochi to supply oil to the airport, apparently lost control of the vehicle, which hit the electric lamp and uprooted it.

The vehicle came to a halt after hitting the compound wall of the lodge. The driver sustained injuries and was admitted to a private hospital.

The Valiathura police said a major disaster could have occurred had the tanker caught fire or a vehicle was coming on the opposite road. The fuel was stored in five separate chambers and one of them sustained a minor leak. The leaked chamber was immediately emptied by airport authorities, the police said. Vehicle movement along the road was hit in the morning as it took several hours for the traffic police to tow the tanker to a nearby place.

Source thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/tanker-crashes-into-compound-near-trivandrum-airport/article5795678.ece

BLACKOUT AS FIRE RAZES 12 TCN TOWERS, 330KV STATION (Nigeria)

One billion needed to replace equipment after fuel tanker fire

Power Lines

Power Lines

March 11, 2014 Ugheli Delta State NIGERIA

The nation is set to witness more electricity blackout as an inferno caused by a fuel tanker crash has destroyed a major transmission line and 12 towers in Ugheli, Delta State.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which confirmed the development in a statement yesterday, stated that the accident occurred along the line route as the tanker caught fire between towers 88 and 89 at about 9:42am on Sunday, 9th March, 2014.

The firm said about N1bn would be needed to replace the lost line and towers.

"The fire caused the melting and snapping of all of the line conductors between the two towers causing a loss of balance along the transmission line, swinging of towers, which resulted in their eventual collapse. Tower 81 did not collapse but was bent by the incident," TCN said in a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs Seun Olagunju.

The statement noted that the loaded tanker which overturned and caught fire at Ogborode Junction, near Warri destroyed the 330kV Sapele- Ughelli transmission line and brought down TCN's towers No 82 to 93 along its route.

It stated: "With the collapse of the 12 towers, TCN has temporarily lost power evacuation from that line as all power generated by Delta and Sapele Power Stations would now only be evacuated through the second 500MW capacity 330kV transmission line from Ughelli to Benin."

Read more.

CREWS CONTAIN FUEL LEAK AFTER TANKER ROLLOVER NEAR HARRAH/NEWALLA (Oklahoma)

February 27, 2014 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma USA

Wrecked prime mover

Wrecked prime mover

Emergency crews have contained a fuel leak after a tractor-trailer rig rolled off I-40 eastbound in the exit ramp to Harrah Road.

The 18-wheeler was carrying 8,000 gallons of gasoline when it flipped just east of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Fire Maj. Tammy McKinney said Wednesday morning that the leak has been contained and authorities were awaiting a crew to clean up the spill.

The driver was taken by EagleMed to a local hospital. The driver's condition is unknown. No other vehicles were involved. The on and off-ramps to and from Harrah/Newalla from I-40 are closed until crews can clean up the spill. I-40 itself is open in both directions.

Source news9.com/story/24829055/emergency-crews-respond-to-rollover-on-i-40-westbound-near-newalla

AVIATION FUEL SPILLS INTO LYTTELTON HARBOUR (NZ)

March 7, 2014 Canterbury New Zealand Lytteton Harbour

About 1500 litres of aviation fuel leaked into Lyttelton Harbour after a storage tank was damaged by a landslip during the storm that hit the area earlier this week.

The immediate priority was stopping more fuel going into the harbour, Environment Canterbury said today.

A boom had been deployed in the harbour and stormwater outlet to try to collect the fuel.

Assessments of the water by Environment Canterbury marine response staff yesterday found small amounts of fuel were seen in several locations - but it was very thin and appeared to be dispersing naturally.

Read more.

WARFIELD CRISIS AVERTED DUE TO "TEXTBOOK" EMERGENCY MANAGMENT, SAYS CHIEF (Canada)

March 4, 2014 Warfield, Canada

Dislodged tanker in the snow

Dislodged tanker in the snow

A potential very volatile situation near Warfield yesterday had minimal impact because of emergency crews' textbook management of the crisis, according to Kootenay Boundary Region Fire Rescue Chief Terry Martin.

Martin said they got the 9-1-1 call at 1:30 p.m., informing them that a tanker truck containing 24,000 litres of gas and 5,000 litres of diesel was sliding backward down the Warfield Hill (Highway 3).

"The driver was doing everything right, he had his chains on, and Emcon was all over the road – it's no one's fault, it was just an intense snow storm," he said. "The driver made it almost to the top of the hill, then started to spin out, so he pulled over."

The driver was hauling two tankers of fuel, so when he pulled over, he disconnected the second tank and drove the single remaining tank to a safe offloading place, then returned for the second tank.

"Unfortunately, when he was backing up, he bumped it, and it slid 30 or 40 feet down the highway. The front jacks were damaged as well," Martin said, adding the plumbing to facilitate offloading the fuel was also damaged.

Emergency crews shut down the highway, activated the regional district emergency plan, and issued evacuation alert for about 25 nearby homes. Emcon brought in two truckloads of gravel, allowing crews to construct a berm downhill of truck, in case any fuel leaked onto the highway, and a company was called in to offload the gas (leaving the diesel, as it was easier for the tow-truck driver if the tanker still had some weight).

Read more.

HAZMAT CREWS CALLED TO TANKER ROLLOVER IN NEWALLA (Nebraska)

February 28, 2014 Omaha Nebraska USA

Prime-mover and tanker

Prime-mover and tanker

A semi-truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline has rolled while taking an exit off I40 and Hazmat has been called in to assist with clean-up.

Around 10:45, the tanker rolled at I40 and Harrah Road in Newalla. Initial reports indicate the truck was not leaking fuel but the Oklahoma City Hazmat team was called to the scene as a precaution.

According to responders on scene, the truck was exiting the interstate onto Harrah Road when it lost control and rolled over. The driver was found a short distance away from the truck and officials are unsure if he crawled away or was thrown during the accident.

Emergency workers say he was talking on the scene and was airlifted by Eagle Med to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The truck was carrying about 8,000 gallons of gasoline and started to drip.
The eastbound on and off ramps will be closed until the truck can be turned upright and cleared.

Source okcfox.com/story/24829195/hazmat-crews-called-to-tanker-rollover-in-newalla

ONE LANE REOPENED ON SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 101 AFTER GASOLINE SPILL (California)

February 27. 2014 Morgan's Hill California USA

Morgan's Hill incident

Morgan's Hill incident

A tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline overturned early Thursday morning on southbound Highway 101, spilling part of its load and snarling traffic during the morning commute.

The CHP said 1,700 gallons of gas leaked onto the road and dirt shoulder, and a state Fish and Game official said some gas got into nearby Llagas Creek, although it is uncertain exactly how much.

The big-rig collided with a Nissan 350Z that spun out-of-control while traveling at 80 MPH in heavy rain and wet roadway conditions, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Nissan was traveling in the fast lane of southbound 101 south of Tennant Avenue when he lost control of the car, spun out of control and collided with a metal guardrail in the centre median. After the initial impact, the Nissan careened back into southbound traffic lanes and collided with the tanker, which was in the centre lane.

The tanker truck, which was pulling a trailer with a combined load of about 8,500 gallons of gasoline, lost control.

The tank truck went off the roadway and onto the shoulder, where the tanker and trailer overturned. The tanker and trailer compartments were punctured as a result of the collision and about 1,700 gallons of fuel spilled onto the shoulder and a drain bordering the west shoulder.

Read more.

LACK OF GOVT SUPPORT' FORCES BIO-REFINERY TO SHUT DOWN (Qld)

February 18, 2014 Dalby Qld

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Dalby ethanol plant

United Petroleum has said it is close to shutting the doors on the Dalby bio-refinery due to a lack of government support.

In a statement released on Saturday, chief operating officer David Szymczak said he believed the Australian Government was no longer interested in subsidising the ethanol industry.

"The Federal Government in a quest to make budget savings are considering a backflip on an Australian Government promise to the renewable fuels industry," Mr Szymczak said.

The Ethanol Production Grants Scheme, designed to stimulate growth in the ethanol sector, is scheduled to continue until 2021.

Dalby's bio-refinery processes ethanol from red sorghum, most of which is sourced locally. The bio-refinery is currently closed for three weeks for maintenance.

Mr Szymczak said high sorghum prices had influenced the temporary closure. "We're closing it for about three weeks to run down the ethanol supply," Mr Szymczak said. "With the high price of grainit was a good time to close for maintenance.

"The plan is to re-open just prior to the end of the month."

Read more.

TWO KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH WITH TANKER TRUCK IN MOUNT AIRY (North Carolina)

February 24, 2014 Mt Airy North Carolina USA

Wrecked motor cycle

Wrecked motor cycle

Two people, including a retired Stokes County teacher, died Sunday after a motorcycle and petroleum tanker truck collided on U.S. 52 in Mount Airy.

Around 7:30 p.m., the truck pulled out of the parking lot at Cooke Trucking onto U.S. 52 north and into the path a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to the Highway Patrol.

"The petroleum truck was leaving Cooke Trucking and pulled into the path of the motorcycle," Sgt Kevin Barker told the Mount Airy News. "Apparently, the motorcycle ended up striking the bottom of the trailer.

"The driver (of the truck) stated that he misjudged the distance between himself and the motorcycle."

Source myfox8.com/2014/02/24/two-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-with-tanker-truck-in-mount-airy

AMTRAK COMPLETES REPAIRS FOLLOWING NEWARK TANKER EXPLOSION (New York)

March 13, 2014 New York USA

NJ Transit announced on Friday that Amtrak crews had completed repairs to signals and overhead wire systems in Newark damaged by a tanker truck accident on McCarter Highway a day earlier.

The tanker carrying 8,500 gallons of fuel collided with another vehicle at about 1:30 a.m. near train tracks for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor causing an explosion and massive ball of fire. No injuries were reported.

Delays were extensive on Thursday on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines as a result.

Westbound service to Newark Airport was suspended at about 9:45 a.m. on Thursday and had resumed by Friday morning.

Trains were up to 45 minutes behind schedule prior to the evening rush on Thursday. Raritan Valley line service was back to normal for several hours but would be impacted again during the evening rush, according to NJ Transit.

Read more and view a video.

GAS STATION FIRE BURNS TANKER DRIVER (South Carolina)

March 18, 2014 Tuomey South Carolina USA

A flash fire at a Broad Street gas station burned a man standing at a fuel tank early Sunday. At 3:39 a.m., the driver of a tanker truck was reportedly pumping gas into an underground fuel tank at the El Cheapo gas station on Broad Street Extension when a spark apparently ignited the gas fumes in the air and burned the driver's face.

The man then walked down Broad Street and made contact with medical personnel attending the scene of a shooting at Club Miami and was transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Centre.

A fire engine on stand-by at the nightclub responded to the gas station upon seeing the flames and extinguished the fire coming out of the tank opening using a fire extinguisher. No damage was assessed to either the gas station or the truck.

A Sumter Fire Department report attributed the flash fire to the driver lighting a cigarette.

Source theitem.com/news/gas-station-fire-burns-tanker-driver/article_176d6e4b-e46c-5948-8b2f-afdbee5a9c2f.html