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AGREEMENT RENEWING THE ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
THE SAFE TANK ALLIANCE
(THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE, THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION AND THE STEEL TANK INSTITUTE)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Safe Tank Alliance hereby renew the Alliance agreement signed on March 29, 2004. The Safe Tank Alliance will continue to recognize the value of collaborative efforts to achieve workplace safety. Each group will encourage the petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage industries to increase employee access to safety and health information and training resources on workplace issues, including tank entry, cleaning, maintenance, and rescue operations and work within and around petroleum and petrochemical liquid storage tanks. In renewing this agreement, the Safe Tank Alliance recognizes that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and the Safe Tank Alliance will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives of each of the organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least quarterly to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate the agreement or their participation in the agreement for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice to the other participants. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.