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Subject: EPA HOLDS FREE SEMINARS ON MARINA FUEL SPILLS RULES IN TRAVERSE CITY
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                 U.S. EPA REGION 5 NEWS RELEASE
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CONTACT: Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050
          Dr. Barbara Carr, (312) 886-7187

For Immediate Release
No. 02-OPA056

EPA HOLDS FREE SEMINARS ON MARINA FUEL SPILLS RULES IN
TRAVERSE CITY MAY 6, DETROIT MAY 7

CHICAGO (May 1, 2002) ? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 will hold a pair of free seminars next week for
marina operators on how to comply with regulations to prevent
fuel spills in Michigan.  The seminars will be Monday, May 6,
1 to 5 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, 1175 Airport Ave.,
Traverse City, and Tuesday, May 7, 1 to 5 p.m., U.S. Coast
Guard Marine Safety Office, 110 Mount Elliott St., Detroit.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.  For the
Traverse City seminar,   contact Dr. Shitien Yang, (312) 886-
0850, or yang.shitien@epa.gov.  For the Detroit seminar,
contact Ting Wu, (312) 886-7178 or wu.ting@epa.gov.

Helping marina operators better understand their
responsibilities in reducing and preventing oil spills to the
Great Lakes will be the focus of the seminar.  Speakers from
EPA, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S.
Coast Guard will cover practical ways to maintain and operate
marinas while minimizing fuel spills.

All facilities that store more than 660 gallons of fuel in a
single container or more than 1,320 gallons total, are covered
by the regulations.  Beyond marina operators, this group
includes facilities such as quick oil-changers, food
processors, paint and chemical manufacturers and airports.

Information to help marina operators determine if they are
required to have a spill prevention, control and
countermeasures plan, as well as an easy-to-use sample plan,
is at www.epa.gov/region5oil/marinas.

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