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The 411 on secondary spill containment and spcc regulations

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Secondary containment regulations were designed to protect the environment from pollution and contamination caused by oil spills. Facilities that store large quantities of petroleum products must have a plan in place to contain a spill, but navigating the necessary steps to ensure compliance with SPCC 40 CFR 112 can be tricky. This presentation attempts to define various aspects of secondary containment in a simple Q&A format.

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The 411 on secondary spill containment and spcc regulations

  1. 1. What’s the 411 on Secondary Containment?
  2. 2. What Is Containment?
  3. 3. What Is Secondary Containment?
  4. 4. • provides temporary containment until the response actions are taken • system capable of containing oil and constructed so that no “discharge” will escape What Is Secondary Containment?
  5. 5. Why Do You Need Secondary Containment? • Financial • Political • Environmental
  6. 6. To prevent oil spills from polluting our nation’s navigable waters Why Do You Need Secondary Containment?
  7. 7. What is SPCC 40 CFR 112? Requires facilities to develop and implement an SPCC plan
  8. 8. • Operating procedures to prevent an oil discharge • Control measures to prevent an oil discharge from entering navigable waters • Countermeasures to contain, clean up and mitigate the effects of any oil discharge that affects navigable waters What is SPCC 40 CFR 112?
  9. 9. What Are Navigable Waters? • Lakes • Rivers • Streams • Wetlands • Wet meadows • Play lakes • Natural ponds *As defined by the Clean Water Act
  10. 10. How Does the EPA Define OIL? • Petroleum • Fuel oil • Sludge • Oil refuse/oil mixed with wastes • Non-petroleum oils • Synthetic oils • Animal fats • Oil and greases • Vegetable oils
  11. 11. Who Needs Secondary Containment?
  12. 12. • Drilling • Producing • Gathering • Processing • Using • Refining • Transferring • Storing • Distributing • Consuming Who Needs Secondary Containment?
  13. 13. “using oil for mechanical or operational purposes in a manner that does not significantly reduce the quality of the oil in electrical equipment, electric transformers and hydraulic equipment” Who Needs Secondary Containment?
  14. 14. >1,320 gallons of aggregate above ground oil storage capacity, or >42,000 gallons of completely buried oil storage, and >55 gallon capacity in any single container* *Containers include: bulk storage, oil-filled equipment, mobile/portable equipment Who Needs Secondary Containment?
  15. 15. If the facility total aboveground oil storage capacity is 10,000 gallons or less ... And ... And the facility has ... Then the facility is a: Within 3 years prior to the Plan certification date, or since becoming subject to the SPCC rule if in operation for less than 3 years, the facility has not had: • A single discharge of oil to navigable waters exceeding 1,000 gallons, or • Two discharges of oil to navigable waters exceeding 42 gallons within any 12-month period No individual aboveground oil containers greater than 5,000 gallons Tier I Qualified Facility: Complete and self-certify Plan template in lieu of a full PE-certified Plan or other self-certified plan Any individual aboveground oil container greater than 5,000 gallons Tier II Qualified Facility: Prepare a self-certified Plan in accordance with all applicable requirements of 112.7 and subparts B or C of the rule, in lieu of a PE- certified Plan. Who Needs Secondary Containment?
  16. 16. What is an SPCC Plan?  Do you have a history of spills?  Do you have over 1,320 gallons of oil in one substation?  Are you near navigable waters?  Is there a reasonable expectation of a “discharge”?
  17. 17. • Hazard identification • Vulnerability analysis • Risk assessment • Response actions • Geographical details What is an SPCC Plan?
  18. 18. • Physical layout of facility • Commitment of manpower, equipment & materials Regular inspections, tests and records • Personnel, training and discharge prevention procedures • Designated person for each facility who is accountable for discharge prevention • Type of oil in each container and its storage capacity • Discharge or drainage controls, secondary containment • Countermeasures – discovery, response and cleanup • Contact list for contractors, responders, NRC What is an SPCC Plan?
  19. 19. What is “Discharge”? “Discharge causing a film or sheen upon or discoloration of the surface of the water or causes a sludge or emulsion to be deposited beneath the surface of the water or upon the adjoining shorelines”
  20. 20. SPCC 40 CFR 112.7 addresses discharges from regulated parts of a facility. Containment design and capacity are determined by “good engineering practices.” What are the types of Secondary Containment?
  21. 21. SPCC 40 CFR 112.8 addresses discharges from specific parts of a facility. Containment design, sizing and freeboard requirements are specified by SPCC rule. What are the types of Secondary Containment?
  22. 22. • Dikes, berms, retaining walls • Curbing • Culverting, gutters, other drainage systems • Weirs, booms, barriers • Spill diversion ponds • Retention ponds • Sorbent materials • Drip pans • Sumps and collection systems What are the types of Secondary Containment?
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