LEGAL It is also advisable to review your current list of approved Environmental Professionals to ascertain their qualifications and experience, and further, to evaluate the scope, extent and quality of environmental due diligence currently conducted by your company or organization in business transactions. About the authors Margaret A. Hill is a Partner at Blank Rome and has extensive experience representing private and public clients in all aspects of state and federal environmental law. Ms. Hill provides counsel to public utilities and private institutions, developers, and municipalities in connection with complex commercial litigation and complex transactions. Charles T. Blocksidge, an associate in Blank Rome LLP's Mar- itime, International Trade and Procurement Practice Group is a former naval officer and focuses on maritime, transactional environmental and regulatory issues. They can be reached at mhill@BlankRome.com and Blocksidge@BlankRome.com, respectively. Coast Guard Offers Hazmat Resources The United States Coast Guard has published a free resource CD-ROM that brings comprehensive chemical information to the fingertips of fire and safety service personnel responding to a hazardous materials incident. Users can search the database by a substance's color, odor, and physical appearance and use the data to plan for a safe and effective response. Chemicals are rated according to health risk, flammability, and reactivity, among other factors, using data from several sources. The CD-ROM, known as CHRIS+, contains several databases of chemical, physical, thermodynamic, toxicological, and fire properties. It includes: Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS), the Coast Guard's database of over 1,300 chemicals and mixtures; The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Pocket Guide, a database of physical and health data for a wide range of chemicals; Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), the Department of Transportation's guide to response to releases of hazardous materials [ERG2004]; Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) First Responder's Guide, the Coast Guard's advice for responders to WMD incidents. The CDROM also includes incident response advice, guidelines, and forms, including the National Response Plan. Free copies of the CD-ROM are available by contacting Alan Schneider, U. S. Coast Guard, at 202-372-1421 or by email at alan.l.schneider@.uscg.mil. enderwerbung.com Not every fire is so romantic ... Increased Onboard Safety Through KRAL Pump Upgrade Project. Reducing Fire Risk in the Engine Room! Shaft seals in fuel oil pumps for boostermodules in the engine room will always remain a critical element. Even by normal operating conditions they will succumb to wear and the risk of fuel oil leakage is Special offer for the Marine! Pump Upgrade Project. To make the decision easy for shipowners, KRAL offers a test time for two booster pumps with magnetic coupling. The test is cost free and KRAL service technicians are available if necessary to assist with the installation and during start up. SAAB, C&C Sign Agreement C&C Technologies has signed an agreement to become an OEM supplier of differential GPS (DGPS) products for Saab TransponderTech. Under the agreement, C&C Technologies will distribute Saab R4 DGPS systems through its worldwide network of dealers. The Saab R4 DGPS products meet all IMO carriage requirements and IEC specifications for ships subject to the SOLAS regulations. They are type approved and wheelmarked by the German certification authority BSH. KRAL screw pumps with hermetically sealed magnetic coupling. ever present. Heating the fuel oil to temperatures over 265 °F can cause fires. This risk is greatly reduced when using KRAL magnetic coupling pumps. Visit us at KRAL Pumps with Magnetic Coupling. www.kral-usa.com or contact us directly. Seatrade Cruise Shipping, Miami Booth No. 149 Several years ago the magnetic coupling was developed as an alternative for pumps with shaft seals. KRAL magnetic coupling pumps are hermetically sealed. Fuel oil leakage and fire incidents are greatly reduced with our technology. KRAL - USA, Inc., P.O. Box 2990, Matthews, NC 28106, USA, Tel.: (704) 814 - 6164, E-mail: email@example.com December, 2006 · MarineNews · 17
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