CCA Holds Meeting, Appoints Officers

The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. (CCA), representing marine chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States, held its eighth annual meeting recently at the new Paramus, N.J., headquarters of the American Bureau of Shipping.

The current officers, who were appointed to continue on for the coming year, are: president, Alfred E. Schultz, Stolt, Nielsen Inc.; vice president, Ivo Brieven, Globe Tanker Services, Inc.; secretary, Mark F. Martecchini, Stolt- Nielsen Inc.; and treasurer, L. Stephen Willrich, Diamond Shamrock Corp.

The primary focus of the meeting involved agenda items concerning the pending April 1987 implementatin of the IMO MARPOL Annex II pollution prevention requirements for bulk chemicals, and the related impact of the U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements for the manifest and disposal of hazardous wastes. The CCA is looking to active participation by its members at the upcoming U.S. Coast Guard Seminar on Annex II in Washington, D.C.

At the meeting, a presentation by Lt. Lutz Buesing of the U.S.

Coast Guard concerning the value of joint Coast Guard/industry training programs was well received. Lieutenant Buesing, formerly with the Coast Guard's Hazardous Materials Division, is currently participating in such a program for one year with Stolt-Nielsen Inc.

The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. is the only industry association that solely represents the interests of chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States. Current CCA membership is composed of chemical manufacturers and shippers. Associate membership is open to all who have an interest in the construction, equipment, operations and employment of chemical tankers. Information on the Association can be obtained by writing to Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc., 45 Eisenhower Drive, Paramus, N.J. 07652-1401.

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