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- Latest round of rail safety inspections find 84 defects
- Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, the 2015-16 Enacted Budget includes measures to enhance oil spill preparedness. In response to the increased volume of crude oil being transported through New York State, the Budget provides funding for additional staff dedicated to oil spill planning, training and response, consistent with Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 125, which outlines steps the State is taking to improve oil spill response and prevention. The Budget also provides the necessary funding for planning and preparedness costs and ensures the solvency of the Oil Spill Fund by increasing fees for oil transported through New York.
- Latest round of rail safety inspections find 93 Defects on Crude Oil Tank Cars
- Staff from multiple State agencies participates in training exercises in Buffalo, Albany and Rockland County focused on scenarios involving a crude-by-rail transportation incident sponsored by CSX Transportation.
- Statement from NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and NYSDEC Commissioner Joseph Martens on the Crude Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Office of Fire Prevention and Control staff attend ice response training sponsored by CP Rail in Plattsburgh.
- Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda proposed to increase staffing and resources to improve preparedness, training and response to crude oil incidents.
- Crude Oil Rail Inspections Discover Numerous Critical Safety Defects
- Governor Cuomo Announces Significant Progress to Better Protect New Yorkers from Crude Oil Rail Transport Incidents. Download the status report.
- DEC Fines Buckeye Albany Terminal $181,000 for Air Violation
- United Riverhead PREP Exercise a boom deployment and tabletop exercise simulating an oil spill during a transfer from a vessel to the facility at their offshore platform in the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County
- DEC Participates in Annual Response Preparedness Exercise at Global Partners Albany Terminal
- Canadian Pacific sponsored NYSDEC spill containment boom training for local first responders on the Hudson River in Albany. See photos.
- The Office of Fire Prevention and Control develops the strategic and tactical guidance for fire department operations during the initial phases of a rail incident involving crude oil. Download the guidance.
- New York State Sends Letter To North Dakota Governor Dalrymple Supporting Proposed Regulations To Decrease Crude Oil Volatility
- CSX Transportation partnered with the State to provide railroad and tank car training for local and State responders in the Hudson Valley, Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo
- Governor Cuomo Announces Donation of Over 3,000 Gallons of Firefighting Foam to Assist Response to Potential Crude Oil Incidents
- NYSDOT to Fine Canadian Pacific Railroad for Failing to Notify State of Crude Oil Train Derailment in Albany
- Governor Cuomo Announces Crude Oil Training Drill at Port of Albany
DHSES conducted a two-day training drill at the Port of Albany to simulate risks associated with ignitable liquids such as crude oil
Governor Cuomo Continues Efforts to Protect New Yorkers from Crude Oil Transport Disasters
- Statement From Governor Cuomo on Crude Oil Train Derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia
- Governor Cuomo Takes Action to Better Protect New York From Crude Oil Transportation Disasters
Transporting Crude Oil in New York State: A Review of Incident Prevention and Response Capacity,” was created pursuant to Executive Order 125 and is a coordinated review conducted by the New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Health (DOH, and Transportation (NYSDOT), along with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- Download the report
- DEC Announces Air Screening Plan for Albany's South End Neighborhoods
- New York State Partners with U.S. EPA and U.S. Coast Guard to Enhance Emergency Response Preparedness to Better Protect New Yorkers