Trade Group Launches Initiative to Improve Response to Spills
The Forest Resources Association (FRA) has launched a new initiative to improve response to accidental spills of hazardous substances in the woods or at the landing. The initiative includes an orientation workshop and a partnership with Breg Environmental to make ‘spill kits’ and related supplies available to loggers and forest management contractors.
The FRA video-based workshop, available for presentation at members’ own locations, can help logging contractors and other forestry contractors develop spill prevention and control plans, orient their crews on implementing such plans, and introduce products now available to enable a rapid, effective response to a spill or leak at a remote location.
A slide show on FRA’s home page at www.forestresources.org provides an overview of spill prevention and control, with ordering information for spill kits and related products available from Breg Environmental and Forestry Suppliers Inc.
Stronger federal enforcement of existing spill regulations is anticipated within months as disputes over regulatory provisions are settled, according to the FRA.
“We think this issue, of all issues, would be a good one on which to lead, rather than follow,” said Steve Jarvis, FRA director of forestry programs, the association’s lead staffer on spill prevention and control.
The FRA, formerly the American Pulpwood Association, is a nonprofit trade association concerned with the safe, efficient, and sustainable harvest of forest products and their transport from woods to mill.
For more information, call the FRA at (301) 838-9385 or visit the Web site at www.forestresources.org.