Comments on: Administrator Jackson: Dispatches from the Gulf Coast http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lefty http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19222 Thu, 13 May 2010 01:43:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19222 Thanks for lending a hand, Lisa!

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By: Burt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19221 Sat, 08 May 2010 04:15:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19221 Holy spontaneous generation, JR! EPA was suddenly ready for this in January of 2009?

Can you explain further how EPA and Ms. Jackson used this aircraft to protect beaches and estuaries from oil washing ashore?

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By: Harry McShane http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19220 Sat, 08 May 2010 03:39:07 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19220 Thank you, thank you, Lisa for protecting us all from the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act! Prior to your insightful intervention, BP was responsible for foot injuries incurred during this cleanup. Nice work!

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By: Frustrated http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19219 Thu, 06 May 2010 11:57:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19219 Steel toe [sic] boots are no less absurd in this situation than many of the EPA’s own requirements. RCRA prevents me from using certain wastes as fuels when they are equally or more suited to be fuels than the materials they would replace. To get a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit I have to sample effluent for constituents that simply cannot be present; unnecessarily costly. NSPS Subpart NNN would have me install a flow monitor on every potential control device bypass rather than just having me to keep potential bypasses closed and report any time they’re open. And now EPA wants to regulate greenhouse gas equivalents under the prevention of significant deterioration program. It just doesn’t fit. In fact, it is more absurd than having a deckhand wear steel toed boots to lay booms to contain an oil spill. Nevertheless, it’s a good thing these fine people who make their livings from the sea can assist in the clean up now. Final word … “Those who live in glass houses…”

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By: jsmith01 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19218 Thu, 06 May 2010 08:41:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19218 Good day sir! I’ve been reading this blog post,.it is very useful for me because i got some info’s which regards to Dispatching from the Gulf Coast…sweet thanks man!!

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By: William H http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19217 Wed, 05 May 2010 12:31:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19217 Responding to my own comment…. there is a reason for the reg to
wear steel stoed shoes. When something falls on a foot and the
person in question sues, can they sue the Administrator b/c she
prompted the waiver?

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By: jr http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19216 Tue, 04 May 2010 21:27:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19216 I understand some folks will never be happy, but EPA was there in the days after the spill. Check out the latest at http://www.epa.gov/bpspill. In fact greenversations had an article about EPA’s Aspect Aircraft back in January of 09…http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/02/aspect/. I’m pretty darn happy with an Ivy-League Chemical Engineer who originally hails from New Orleans leading EPA’s effort as part of a broad team including USCG, NOAA, and others. Thanks again Mrs. Jackson.

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By: Jeffrey Levy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19215 Tue, 04 May 2010 18:38:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19215 Thanks for the suggestion! i’ve forwarded it to the team reviewing technology recommendations. If you’re aware of others, please send them to us using the form at http://epa.gov/bpspill/techsolution.html

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By: Brian Doyle http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19214 Tue, 04 May 2010 14:14:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19214 Why have we not incorporated this Dutch Skimmer Method , landfall sets us back on clean-up for a long time.

http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/dutch-oil-spill-response-team-standby-us-oil-disaster

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By: William H http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/05/administrator-jackson-dispatches-from-the-gulf/#comment-19213 Tue, 04 May 2010 12:19:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=2810#comment-19213 So government regulations don’t always help when trying to accomplish something? Amazing!!! I had no idea our government would erect barriers.

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