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Natural resource damage assessment and restoration

Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY

OBG has more than 30 years of experience evaluating the effects of chemical and petroleum releases, including natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), for a variety of state and federal regulatory programs at more than 100 sites across the U.S.  Through this experience, OBG has developed a variety of techniques to...

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Dr. Lyle Trumbull discusses restoring a barrier island at CLEAN GULF

Lyle Trumbull, PhD presents at 2017 Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibition

Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, significant erosion occurred at barrier islands off the central Gulf of Mexico coast, including the Breton National Wildlife Refuge barrier island chain. These barrier islands, located in the Breton Sound 30 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana, serve as a natural breakwater protecting mainland environments. Because...

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Improving New York’s response capabilities for crude oil transportation incidents

OBG helps create inland geographic response plans for all New York counties impacted by crude-by-rail transportation

Lyle Trumbull,

Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) are location-specific plans developed to provide guidance for oil spill responses throughout the U.S.  Until recently, most crude oil transportation in the U.S. occurred via waterways on oil tankers, and as a result, most existing GRPs focus on the protection of sensitive biological...

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International Oil Spill Conference

Dr. Lyle Trumbull (R) and Kyle Kolwaite (L) presented at the International Oil Spill Conference

OBG recently took part in the International Oil Spill Conference on May 15-18, 2017 in Long Beach, California. This conference provides a forum for professionals from the international response community, private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to come together to exchange ideas and lessons learned...

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How is PSM affecting the chemical industry?

Andrew Porter,

The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) developed the process safety management, or PSM standard to prevent disastrous process release incidents in the manufacturing industry.  The PSM standard begins with a list of 137 chemicals deemed highly hazardous, toxic, or reactive. If a site has more than...

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New York State’s Inland Geographic Response Plans

Dr. Lyle Trumbull

Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) are location-specific plans developed to provide guidance for oil spill responses throughout the U.S. Until recently, the majority of crude oil transportation in the U.S. occurred via waterways on oil tankers and barges. As a result, most existing GRPs focus on the...

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Annual Georgia Environmental Conference

OBG recently presented an Early Session Workshop during the Annual Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) on August 24, 2016 in Jekyll Island, GA. The workshop on emergency response management, moderated by OBG's Larry Mailzzi, PG, featured speakers from Gallagher Marine Systems, Moran Environmental Recovery,...

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