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Use the icons to switch between them. Download Mp3. Chemale escorte Point Johnson arrived as the meeting was in progress. Since last year, APSC is continuing the process of transition and wishes to relate to the committee a sense of the upcoming activity.
He said valves may need to be replaced, but replacements are not available currently, and further described the possible cause of the spill and the difficult weather conditions Pembroke Pines blossom personals the response.
Slide 2 displayed a new barge that will be one of the largest oil spill barges in the world. Slide 3 displayed a tanker escort that escorts laden tankers. The tanker escorts are Cleveland Ohio OH prostitution sting by USCG and the Department of Environmental Conservation DEC and demonstrate their capabilities through approximately 75 drills per year to ensure the readiness of equipment and staff. Slide 4 illustrated an approximate transition schedule, and he pointed out the transition process began inincluding the construction of vessels Montgomery AL palace escort the recruiting and training of personnel.
Barrett noted Crowley has been very cooperative, and ECO personnel have begun observing operations, which will continue. He spoke highly of ECO equipment and capabilities and further described training procedures. The regulatory approval process is ongoing with an amended terminal contingency plan, a filed tanker contingency plan, and responses to comments or concerns from the public and the state.
All parties have a common goal to facilitate a smooth transition and to maintain and improve the best escort and response system in the world, which is prepared to deal with a contingency or response ranging from fishing vessel traffic to a tanker that has Escort service Odessa TX id power.
Barrett advised the system is safer than it has ever been due to fewer tankers Tricities Fontana CA escorts and that tankers now have double hulls. BARRETT continued to slide 5, noting that the transition team is working seven days per week, twenty-four hours per day along with a full staff managing operations: vessels are under construction; training is underway; ECO is participating; there is stakeholder engagement with various contractors and vendors.
Transition guiding principles were listed as follows: obligations to protect the environment, resources, and culture; move oil safely with zero incidents and immediate response if necessary slide 6. He described the recent events associated with a tsunami alert. The final principle is APSC's value for transparent partnerships with regulators and stakeholders, many of whom live in Prince William Sound slide 6.
Transition objectives were listed as follows: flawless operation; ECO vessels will exceed the current fleet; maintain full compliance with regulatory requirements slide 7. Slide 8 displayed new escort tugs that have 20 percent more power and that are of a standard de to enhance flexibility for crews and operations. He pointed out improved equipment that is provided on the new escort tugs.
Also, modern equipment allows a vessel master to focus on operating the vessel. MORALES said a tether line from a constant-tension wench connects to the stern of the tanker; the tether is large and stronger than steel cable. The escort and tanker remain tethered when close to shore, and the tanker is released when further out at sea.
There followed brief questions and answers related to the vessels pictured on slides 8, 9, and Further, a naval architect suggested bow thrusters would aid in the maneuverability of escort tugs. He asked whether Crowley or ECO tugs have bow thrusters. He opined ECO tugs are deed to function Martin escorts Avondale the speed of the escorted tankers and the "bow thruster approach could interfere with the ability of the skeg MORALES related bow thrusters are useful at knots but the lowest speed during an escort is 6 knots; other marine architects advised "it would actually, probably, diminish your ability to effectively respond.
He questioned whether DEC also maintains concerns and asked for a response in this regard. However, USCG doesn't train in dangerous conditions but builds capability and proficiency training in controlled conditions. He cautioned training in uncontrollable conditions presents a higher risk to life, and he gave several examples of risks to personnel under various scenarios. The fundamental training construct is to "train your people, you have them practice Training in the varied conditions of Prince William Sound with large vessels holds inherent dangers.
Barrett pointed out national firefighter training standards prohibit firefighters from training in uncontrolled conditions. He opined the highest value is in crews and APSC must measure the risks and consequences of training. BARRETT restated he did not understand the rationale of opposing organizations and further explained using simulators as training is a well-known science. He Nuvo personals Corona CA Specifically, DEC reported that Alyeska may not be conducting model testing, simulator testing, and numerical testing, or full-scale testing based on Prince William Sound or Gulf of Alaska conditions.
They Prostitution online Jersey City NJ expressed desire to see proof that there was satisfactory demonstration of system performance. Based on reports from DEC, APSC ordered model testing on the tugs in order to validate the accuracy of the computer program; tests are Billings Tampa Florida FL escort, and will be available soon.
After sea trials, tug performance will be demonstrated in Prince William Sound. He assured the committee "the computer-based de is actually Social escorts Pittsburgh PA way the industry is headed He noted when industry makes improvements, sometimes laws and regulations do not manage changes easily.
For example, computer-based de is more accurate and reliable than tank tests, and the [marine] industry is transitioning to performance-based standards; technology is moving fast, and it is hard to keep up. Slide 12 pictured oil spill response barges and he described safety features such as skimmers and deluge pumps for snow removal. Slide 13 pictured escort work boats that are built by Bayweld in Homer. Slides pictured training highlights.
He advised the average experience level of incoming captains is over 20 years, and related their observations of the transition. Slides pictured stakeholders, fishing vessel training, and a large barge. Barrett offered to respond to questions anytime. Flushed saltwater, storm water, and ballast water are processed by a treatment facility in large volumes; ballast water incorporates a small amount of oil.
Another change in HB brought by the committee substitute is the removal of the section related to raw milk sales; however, CSHB maintains the provisions to increase farmers' direct-to-consumer sales by implementing Escorts selly Arlington food freedom movement. RHOADES paraphrased from the following sponsor statement [original punctuation provided]: Section 1 Establishes Short Title as Alaska Food Freedom Act Concerns about states enforcing the federal Food Safety Modernization Act prompted farmers across the country, including Alaska, to pass laws to guarantee the freedom of farmers to sell directly to end consumers without overwhelming government regulations.
Section 2 Amends powers of Commissioner of Department of Natural Resources to sell promotional merchandise related to the Alaska Grown logo Allows the Division of Agriculture within the Department of Natural Resources to issue a and charge a fee for the sale of promotional merchandise related to the Alaska Grown logo. The commissioner shall price the merchandise in a manner that ensures a reasonable monetary return to the state.
It is encouraged Escorts Lincoln NE east side the merchandise be manufactured in the US and is procured from either an Alaska bidder or a person that employs Alaska prison inmates. Section 3 Amends Food, Drugs and Cosmetic Act's Prohibited Acts Section, to allow exemptions from licensing for some in-state food production Allows direct sales from farmers to consumers for certain Alaska Grown food and food products with appropriate labeling; allows online sales of value- added food products; defines farmers' markets.
Section 4 Rewrites municipal procurement code preference for Alaska Grown agricultural products If receiving state money, a municipality is currently required to purchase Alaska Grown agriculture products if they are priced not more than seven percent above a similar product harvested outside the state; this would give flexibility to purchase the product if priced not more than 15 percent above a similar product harvested Escorts in Oregon nb the state.
Section 5 - Rewrites municipal procurement code preference for Alaska-grown fisheries products If receiving state money, a municipality is currently required to purchase Alaska Grown seafood products if they are priced not more than Richmond Virginia louise escort percent above a similar product harvested outside the state; this would give flexibility to purchase the product if priced Miami Fl escorts bac more than 15 percent above a similar product harvested outside the state.
Further, if they don't purchase Alaska Grown products, the municipal officer shall certify in writing the reasons why Alaska Grown products were not purchased. Section 7 - Amends state preferences for Alaska Grown Durham NC fantasy escorts products When agricultural products are purchased by the state or by a school district that receives state money, they are currently required to purchase Alaska Grown products if they are priced not more than seven percent above a similar product harvested outside the state; this would give flexibility to purchase the product if priced not more than 15 percent above a similar product harvested outside the state.
Section 8 - Amends state preferences for Alaska Grown fisheries products If fisheries products are purchased by the state or by a school district that receives Euros escort Lincoln money, they are currently required to purchase Alaska Grown products if they are priced not more than seven percent above a similar product harvested outside the state; this gives flexibility to purchase the product if priced not more than 15 percent above a similar product harvested outside the state.
Section 9 - Cheap social escort Nashville Tennessee state solicitation procedure for procurement preferences for Alaska Grown fisheries and agricultural products If receiving state money, a solicitation by a state or school district for the purchase of Alaska Grown agriculture and seafood products Escorts in playa del Shreveport include written notice that these products must follow the rules of Sections 7 and 8.
Further, if they don't purchase Alaska Grown products, the officer responsible shall certify in writing the reasons why Alaska Grown products were not purchased. There being no further objection, Version J was before the committee.
In Ventura NM escorts outcall, Alaska imports approximately 95 percent of its food, and residents only have a 3- to 5-day supply of most food items in grocery stores. Bills like HB would improve agricultural policies and increase access and options for consumers and farmers.
Further, good agricultural policies are important because they will increase opportunities to get local products to market, will build the agricultural industry, will increase food security, and will create jobs in the rural farming industry.
She related she is familiar with state regulations on the labeling of products such as jams and fresh produce, and commented on items not on the agenda. He said AFPC is pleased that the legislature is now recognizing food issues are a priority. HB recognizes the critical role played by farmers markets - and other direct sales to consumers - to create a market for agricultural and fishing businesses.
Constantine explained large industrial-scale agribusiness is not necessary to achieve the Champaign prostitutes prices of more Alaskans eating Alaska Grown food, and he provided an example. Escort service Toledo or also expressed support for state procurement of local products.
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