National Capital Chapter - AHMP

November 2014 Technical Seminar

Jay Collert of the FDA will Present on

"SPCC Plans - One of the most misunderstood regulations that affect you!"

DATE:  November 18, 2014

TIME:   5:30 - 8:00 PM

Dual Locations:

Virginia Location:  Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102


Virginia participants will be provided free parking in our main entrance lot and each participant should sign-in at the front door of our HQ, located at 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA 22102. A BAH employee will escort you to the room.  POC for the meeting is Marshall Contino, CHMM 202-422-8387


Maryland Location:

Ecology Services Inc., 9135 Guilford Rd., Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046

 Cost:  Members $25  and Non-Members $35 until 11/12/14, $35 and $45 after 11/12/14.

The SPCC rule is part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation. Originally published in 1973 as part of the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation requires the prevention of oil spills and preparedness in case of a spill. The main point of SPCC regulations is the prevention of oil spills, as opposed to containment after the fact.  Find out if you have material on your site that may fall under this regulations without you even knowing it.


Jay Collert, CHMM, CET


Mr. Collert has over 36 years’ experience in environmental laws and regulations, first with the United States Air Force, then Government Institutes, ABS Consulting, Aarcher Institute of Environmental Training, the United States Secret Service and now with the United States Food and Drug Administration. His present duties include managing environmental compliance, Environmental Management Systems, and sustainability programs for the US FDA.

While with Government Institutes, ABS, and Aarcher, he taught a variety of subjects including hazardous waste, pollution prevention, wastewater, hazardous materials, environmental training requirements, storm water regulations and permits, environmental audits, environmental inspections, EPCRA, and environmental management systems. Mr. Collert also developed new courses, wrote student instructional materials, prepared lesson plans, and conducted needs analysis on environmental training requirements for clients. He conducted environmental compliance audits for companies and developed/reviewed environmental management plans. Those plans included hazardous waste management plans, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Emergency Action Plans, Spill Prevention Controls and Countermeasure Plans, and RCRA Contingency Plans.

While on active duty with the United States Air Force, Mr. Collert held a number of positions within the environmental field. He was a certified water and wastewater plant operator and taught advanced water and wastewater operations at the United States Air Force Technical Training Center in Sheppard AFB, TX. He was the key course developer and lead instructor for 125-course days of instruction.

Mr. Collert was then assigned to the Environmental Management Flight at Plattsburgh AFB, NY, where he served as superintendent. He was responsible for the compliance of all environmental media for the entire operating base. He was the project manager for the successful application and execution of a RCRA Part B Operation Permit. He was instrumental in Plattsburgh AFB being the first base in the country to be issued a stormwater permit; being named a model installation in New York by the Department of Environmental Conservation. He developed the Best Management Practices plan for that permit which was used at other bases in New York. He wrote a successful pollution prevention plan that was hailed by New York State regulators as the best ever seen from a large quantity generator. Mr. Collert also was responsible for the preparation of the annual Hazardous Waste report in which he received special recognition for achieving no errors in the three years he prepared the report; a first in New York State for a RCRA permitted facility.

While assigned to Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea and Andrews AFB, MD, Mr. Collert was tasked to perform environmental compliance audits for Air Force and Army bases. He became the command expert on hazardous waste, hazardous materials, and water quality protocols. He was sought out by other bases to help them with internal audits and in preparation for external audits.

Mr. Collert is also an adjunct associate professor with the University of Maryland University College where he has been teaching business management, public administration, and human relations courses since 1992.


2014/2015 Schedule.

The schedule and topics are:

September 17, 2014; Bruce Donato - Risk Assessment Matrix

November 18, 2014; Jay Collert "SPCC Plans"

January 27, 2015; "EHS Smart Phone Apps"

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 February 23, 2015; Annual Joint Professional Development Seminar with AIHA

February 24 - 27, 2015; EHMM

March, 2015; OSHA updates

May, 2015; EPA updates

June, 2015; Tech Fair

The National Capital Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), membership includes Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs) and environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) professionals from the District of Columbia and surrounding areas, including Northern Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.

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