30 episodes

Tank Talk - Alaska's Bulk Fuel Podcast is a podcast that delves into various aspects of environmental management and regulations, mainly focusing on bulk fuel storage, fish processing, and utility facilities across the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by industry expert Shannon Oelkers, Tank Talk features discussions with industry leaders to answer questions commonly asked by terminal managers. Episodes cover various topics involving State and Federal regulations, tank inspections and permits, and industry vendors. Tune in to navigate the complexities of rules and operations, offering insights and information to listeners involved or interested in environmental compliance and best practices within specialized industries.  

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Tank Talk - Alaska's Bulk Fuel Podcast is a podcast that delves into various aspects of environmental management and regulations, mainly focusing on bulk fuel storage, fish processing, and utility facilities across the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by industry expert Shannon Oelkers, Tank Talk features discussions with industry leaders to answer questions commonly asked by terminal managers. Episodes cover various topics involving State and Federal regulations, tank inspections and permits, and industry vendors. Tune in to navigate the complexities of rules and operations, offering insights and information to listeners involved or interested in environmental compliance and best practices within specialized industries.  

    Featuring Aviation Training Academy (ATA)

    Featuring Aviation Training Academy (ATA)

    Send us a Text Message.Dave Ware, the co-founder of Aviation Training Academy, joins us as our guest on this episode. As a seasoned expert, Dave takes us behind the scenes of an industry where precision matters and strict adherence to aviation fuel and safety standards is necessary. Tune in as we address fuel handling, compliance, and innovative solutions, such as advanced fuel monitoring systems and fuel efficiency software that drive regulatory compliance within the aviation sector. Dave di...

    • 1 hr
    Reporting an Oil Spill

    Reporting an Oil Spill

    Send us a Text Message.When you have an oil spill, it can be stressful, and the reporting process can be confusing. But, in this episode of Tank Talk, we break down the six critical steps to take immediately after a spill occurs, emphasizing the importance of rapid action and clear communication with authorities to minimize environmental impact. We also dive into the unique challenges terminal managers and operators face, from the stress of providing accurate spill volume data under the watch...

    • 30 min
    Featuring Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC)

    Featuring Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC)

    Send us a Text Message.During this episode of Tank Talk, we sit with Graham Wood from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to discuss Alaska's spill prevention and response strategies, most notably the revamped 485 Drill Program. Graham explains the updated regulations that took effect on February 5, 2023, and how it brings clarity to spill response exercises, making them more effective. We explore the specifics of compliance and examine the differences and similarities between...

    • 23 min
    ADEC's 485 Drill Exercise Program

    ADEC's 485 Drill Exercise Program

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we dive into ADEC's 485 Drill Exercise Program, a vital initiative that ensures safety and preparedness in Alaska's fuel storage and transportation sectors. Join us as we explore the program's objectives and the rigorous training exercises involved in the significant impact of community and environmental protection. Hear firsthand accounts from experts who share their insights on the program's challenges and successes. Whether in the industry or curious...

    • 36 min
    Summer Readiness: SPCC + STI

    Summer Readiness: SPCC + STI

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we gear up for the warmer months, focusing on SPCCs and STIs. We'll break down the essentials of Spill Prevention and Countermeasure (SPCC)plans and how they integrate with Steel Tank Institute (STI) inspection standards to ensure robust fuel storage practices. Our experts will share practical tips and insights on maintaining compliance and operational efficiency during the busy summer. Whether managing bulk fuel facilities or interested in industry bes...

    • 14 min
    Diving into Oil/Water Separators

    Diving into Oil/Water Separators

    Send us a Text Message.Tank Talk dives deep into the world of bulk fuel systems by reviving a listener favorite: Oil-Water Separators(OWS). This episode provides an informative exploration of the mechanics and importance of OWS Systems in fuel storage. Shannon discusses how these systems are essential for separating oil from water to prevent contamination, detailing the operational principles, maintenance best practices, and environmental significance. She also tackles common challenges and t...

    • 15 min

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I wanted to express my gratitude for the content you have shared through the
Tank Talk Podcast episodes. Your insights have been very helpful in navigating the world of Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), particularly for someone like me with limited experience in the field. Thank you for providing such informative episodes!
-Christopher Schimburg, Environmental Compliance Specialist

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