Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 SCAA Annual Meeting & Conference

Register Today!

When you attend the SCAA Capitol Hill Visit day and Annual Meeting & Conference  — April 5 - 7 at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia — you are not only meeting with the leaders in the spill control industry but you are also exposing yourself to cutting edge business information specifically targeting spill control professionals. Nowhere else will you learn and exchange information with the very best that the spill control industry has to offer than at the SCAA Annual Meeting & Conference.

Designed with your business needs in mind, the SCAA Annual Meeting & Conference will provide you with winning ideas, revenue producing tips and tactics, plus a powerful networking opportunity with the industry’s key players.

Compelling Keynote Speakers
Prominent speakers from business and government will be featured throughout the event. Each invited speaker gives you insights and information on industry and business trends that will help you position your business for continued success. 

Interactive Panel Discussions
Join in a discussion of relevant topics! This year’s annual meeting and conference will include panel discussions involving subject experts who will lead the discussion by offering innovative insights, spurring discussion and ensuring an excellent interactive experience.

Post Conference Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund Workshop
Immediately following the conference at 12:45 pm on Thursday, April 7, SCAA will offer an optional Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund Workshop. The workshop will feature:
  1. Understanding the claims process and the major/minor pitfalls and challenges OSROs face in recovering costs from the Fund.
  2. Strategies for preparing for and avoiding pitfalls & challenges.
This optional workshop is offered at no additional cost to all attendees.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Save the Date for SCAA's Annual Meeting & Conference

The 2016 SCAA Annual Meeting & Conference will be held April 6-7, 2016 in Washington DC.  Preceding that, the annual Capitol Hill Visit will take place on April 5th, and is an event for SCAA members to attend only.  The Annual Meeting & Conference, however, is open to all attendees, and will be a great opportunity to spend some time with SCAA and its members for those who may be considering membership.  Current SCAA members are encouraged to invite prospective members as this will be a valuable industry experience and networking opportunity.  

The conference agenda, as well as other details will be announced as we move closer to the date.  The meeting location and lodging will be at:

Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202

Special room rates will be available.  Check SCAA's website for full details to be announced.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

SCAA 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Program Takes Place

For the past seven consecutive years, SCAA has presented an Environmental Excellence Award – an engraved Weems & Plath Gimbal Box Clock and a certificate recognizing their achievement – to a selected recipient graduate at each of the seven maritime academies.

One of the recipients of the award, In June, was Ensign Andrew Mueller, USN from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  Andrew is currently on Active Duty Navy stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi having been selected as a student naval aviator.  Additionally, he is a first generation Kings Pointer (his mother is a school teacher and his father is a Navy Captain in the reserves having flown the A-6 and F/A-18).  Andrew took a keen interest in marine environmental protection having been the only American cadet of his year to sail aboard both a crude oil tanker with Crowley and selected by Shell Shipping and Trading to sail aboard an LNG carrier.  Once he returned to the Academy, he completed the KP Scholar Program, a 9 credit independent study, on LNG and its impact on the United States energy independence

SCAA founded the Environmental Excellence Award program in 2008 which has been expanded to include all seven maritime academies in the U.S. This program recognizes one graduating Midshipman or First Classman at each academy who has demonstrated outstanding interest, creativity, initiative and commitment to environmental excellence in the performance of their course of study and extracurricular involvement.

SCAA members who volunteer, attend the graduation ceremonies and present the inscribed clock awards.

SCAA’s Mission as The Voice of Spill Response Professionals, is representation of broad coalition of emergency responders, manufacturers and environmental firms who collectively address Industry challenges, in order to strengthen and improve our nation’s response community. It is our pleasure to support the future of our industry by presenting the annual Environmental Excellence Awards to worthy honorees.

The full list of 2015 award recipients is provided below.








Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SCAA 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference: March 11-12, 2015

Offering You a World of Ideas, Information, Tips and Contacts...

Compelling Keynote Speakers:
“High-profile” speakers from business and government will be featured throughout the event. Each invited speaker gives you “sought-after” insight and information on industry and business trends that will help you position your business for continued success. 

Interactive Panel Discussions:
Join a discussion of important topics! This year’s annual meeting will include panel discussions involving content experts who will lead the group by offering innovative insights, spurring discussion and ensuring an excellent interactive experience.

When:  
March 11-12, 2015

Where:
Hilton Crystal City Hotel
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
 


Register Today!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dates and Hotel Announced for 2015 Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting will take place March 11-12, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia.  The Annual Meeting will be preceded by the Capitol Hill Visit, set for March 10, 2015.  

The Annual Meeting is open for any member or prospective member to attend.  The Capitol Hill Visit is a members-only event.  Registration details will be available soon.  Lodging information and registration is provided below:

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

703-418-6800

Online Reservations Link
Group sleeping room rate - $189

Group Name:
Spill Control Association of America
Group Code:
SCA
Check-in:
09-MAR-2015
Check-out:
13-MAR-2015
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

SCAA Supports 2014 International Oil Spill Conference

The Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) participated in the International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) held in Savannah, GA, May 5-8. In addition to exhibiting at IOSC, SCAA’s Executive Director, John Allen worked with a planning committee comprised of the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and a team of SCAA members to facilitate the On-Water and Aerial Technology Demonstration that took place on May 7.  The theme of the demonstration was “A Complete Spill Response System”.  The objective was to demonstrate oil spill response resources involving the newest and existing technologies, configured to increase the effectiveness of a response such as improved detection, tracking and increased encounter and recovery of oil and other hazardous materials in the future. The demonstration scenario revolved around a simulated spill that is initially indicated by a remote detection device that sends an alert, with coordinates, to all parties involved in such an event, from the responsible party to the responders. The demonstration lasted approximately 45 minutes. The on-water demonstration was the centerpiece of SCAA’s support during this year’s IOSC Conference.  SCAA member companies including Clean Gulf Associates, Elastec American Marine, Marine Spill Response Corporation, Moran Environmental Recovery, NRC (National Response Corporation), and QualiTech Environmental participated in the on-water demonstration.



Friday, April 11, 2014

Press Release: SCAA Supports 2014 International Oil Spill Conference



As the Voice of Spill Response Professionals, the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) is supporting and assisting with the planning and coordination of IOSC 2014 on May 5-8 in Savannah, GA.  SCAA encouraged all members to attend IOSC, submit technical papers, volunteer as technical paper review team members and demonstrate equipment technologies. The centerpiece of SCAA’s support during this year’s Conference is working with the U.S. Coast Guard IOSC Program Planning Committee and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to develop and facilitate the On-Water and Aerial Technology Demonstration schedule for 5:00 pm on May 7.  The theme of the demonstration is “A Complete Spill Response System”.  The objective is to demonstrate oil spill response resources involving the newest and existing technologies, configured to increase the effectiveness of a response such as improved detection, tracking and increased encounter and recovery of oil and other hazardous materials in the future.

The demonstration scenario will revolve around a simulated spill that is initially indicated by a remote detection device that sends an alert, with coordinates, to all parties involved in such an event, from the responsible party to the responders. The 45-minute demonstration will take place during a 90 minute outdoor reception for all conference attendees and will include a description of the equipment deployed with live visual data feeds from the aerial unmanned air systems, aerostat and vessel installed oil detection equipment.

SCAA represents a broad membership of emergency responders, manufacturers and environmental firms who collectively address Industry challenges, in order to strengthen and improve our nation’s response community.  Its members have shown their commitment to the protection and the preservation of our vital waterways through their very active participation in all response and cleanup efforts whenever contaminants threaten our waters, most notably during the Deepwater Horizon cleanup and recovery efforts in 2010 and, more recently, the Texas City “Y” oil spill in March, 2014.  SCAA is proud of the following member companies who will be participating in this demonstration:

Clean Gulf Associates
Elastec American Marine
Marine Spill Response Corporation
Moran Environmental Recovery
NRC (National Response Corporation)
QualiTech Environmental