Oil Spill Prevention & Response
Lake Champlain Sea Grant partners with the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and the Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Network to host webinars and training related to safe practices for fuel transport. Lake Champlain Sea Grant also conducts and shares training and provides resources for marina owners and boat operators about oil spill prevention and response.
Crude Oil Transport in the Lake Champlain Basin
In New York State, a major rail line transports crude oil along the length of Lake Champlain’s western shoreline, bringing crude oil from Montreal, Quebec to Albany, New York.
- Recent Developments in Crude Oil Rail Shipment Along Lake Champlain
- Crude Oil Movement in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Region
Prevention and Response Training
Free online training available from the Boat U.S. Foundation: Spill Prevention for Marina Staff
Lake Champlain Sea Grant offered an oil spill prevention and response training for marina owners and operators in spring 2019.
- Lake Champlain Sub-Area Contingency Plan (PDF) and EPA Lake Champlain Sub-Area Contingency Plan website
- Geographic Response Plans (New York)
- Geographic Response Plans (Vermont)
- Detailed Physical Description of Lake Champlain and Risk Assessment (PDF)
- New York Department of Environmental Conservation Chemical and Petroleum Spills
- Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Management
- EPA Oil Spill Preparedness and Prevention Regulations
- Tips for Oil Spill Preparedness at Marinas
Crude Oil Transport
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
- Fate of Marine Oil Spills (PDF)
- Use of Booms in Oil Pollution Response (PDF)
- Use of Sorbent Materials in Oil Spill Response (PDF)
- Disposal of Oil and Debris (PDF)