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Spill contingency plan

  1. 1. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOSPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO IMPLEMENTING A SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN• Requirements: The law and your duty - AR 200-1 Spill Prevention Control and Contingency Plan (SPCCP) - 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO WHY IMPLEMENT A SPILL CONTINGENCY PLAN? -Post/Installation Policy• Monetary: - drain of dollars from operating budget - criminal charges, fines, and or jail e.g. Spill contingency plan inadequate $51,000 from EPA UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  4. 4. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO $$$$$$$$$$• COSTLY: -Fines $10,000-$25,000 per day -Imprisonment - 1 yr. to 15 yrs -Paid for by installation -Person found liable UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Commander’s Responsibility• The commander who does not act promptly to correct environmental violations that she is aware of, or should be aware of, may be subject to prosecution even though she had no direct or indirect involvement in the violation. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOCommander’s Responsibilities• If violations do occur, the best course of action for the commander to take is to inform the appropriate regulatory authorities immediately and engage in good efforts to comply. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO SPILLS• Definition: -Defined as a release of any kind of petroleum product or hazardous substance to the environment. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Small Priming Spills• A small priming spill extends and covers less than 18 inches in all directions. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  9. 9. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Small Spill• A small spill extends less than 10 ft in any direction, covers less than 50 sq. ft., and is not continuous. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Large spill• A large spill extends farther than 10 ft. in any direction, covers an area in excess of 50 sq. ft., and is continuous. -For example a leaking tank Call 911 UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  11. 11. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO TAKE ACTION!• Initial component in response is discovery -discoverer contact the proper authorities Call 911 (Fire Department) -take action to stop the source of the spill (only if properly trained) -begin notification process UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  12. 12. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Initial discovery• Discoverer or supervisor will provide: -Time and type of incident -Name and quantity of spilled material involved and the rate of release -Direction of the spill, vapor, or smoke release UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Initial discovery-Fire and/or explosion possibility-Coverage area of spill and the intensityof any fire or explosion-Extent of injuries, if any UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Response Phases-Eliminate sources of sparks or flames-Control the source of the discharge-Place physical barriers or berms-Keep contaminated water out of storm drains or sewer system-Recover the oil or minimize its effects-Dispose of contaminated absorbents properly UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Determine response• Response team notified if: -Release of flammable liquids or vapors -Release of toxic liquids or vapors -Spill can be contained, but potential exists for ground water contamination -Spill cannot be contained resulting in water or soil contamination UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Techniques of control-Diverting- Controlled movement of the material to an area where effects will produce less harm-Diking- Use of a barrier which prevents passage of the material to an area of potential harm-Retaining- Temporary containment where it can be absorbed, neutralized or picked-up UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  17. 17. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Spill Clean-up• Small priming spill: -Fire guard posted at the spill until vapors have dissipated• Small spill: -Operations stopped -Fireguard posted -If on concrete an absorbent agent will be used -Rope area off UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  18. 18. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Spill clean-up• Large spill: Call fire dept. (911) and stop the flow. Considerations: -Removing aircraft and personnel -Removing vehicles -Reducing engine speeds and shutting off engines UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  19. 19. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Spill clean-up• Clean-up operations will be directed by the commander or on-site coordinator. -If spill is not contained establish an area of isolation -If toxic cloud forms enforce evacuation -Spill kits with absorbent material will be used UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  20. 20. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO Spill clean-up-Contaminated earth or other absorbentmaterial will be disposed of properly-Only the commander or on-sitecoordinator will determine “ALL CLEAR”-Only personnel involved in overseeingor performing clean-up will be allowedin the designated hazard area UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO
  21. 21. UNCLASSIFIED//FOUOQUESTIONS???? UNCLASSIFIED//FOUO

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