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Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Training
What is SPCC and how does it affect me? Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations –Weak in 1973 –Stronger regulations in 2002 Requires Texas State to prepare an SPCC Plan Requires Texas State to –inspect, –contain, – prevent discharge of oil storing units.
Training Applies to anyone who works with oil on a routine basis. Is done –initially upon hire – during New Employee Orientation –then annual updates. October Safety training session SPCC Training will cover : –SPCC Plan –Potential Spill Pathways –SPCC Program Goals –Prevention Measures –How to Respond to a Spill
SPCC Plan Why does Texas State need an SPCC Plan? Because : –We have aboveground oil storage capacity of more than 1,320 gallons; (about 90,000 gallons) –AND –Oil can enter into navigable waters (San Marcos River) via floor drains and/or directly into storm water inlets
SPCC Plan Where is oil stored on campus? –Aboveground storage tanks –Underground storage tanks –Elevator hydraulic systems –Electrical step-down transformers –Electrical selector switches –Waste cooking oil tanks –Drums, used and new oil –Diesel fueled generators
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Cooking Oil Grease Traps
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Fuel Oil Storage
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Waste Oil
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Used Oil Oil Filters Antifreeze
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Diesel
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Transformers/Switches
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Diesel Generators
Where is Oil Stored on Campus? Elevator Hydraulics
Spill Pathways Oil can enter “navigable waters” via: –Direct spillage into a storm sewer inlet and/or –Spillage into a floor drain that discharges into a storm sewer Storm sewer inlet
Spill Pathways Oil can enter “navigable waters” via: –Direct spillage into a storm sewer inlet and/or Storm sewer inlet
Spill Pathways From the storm water inlet, it discharges to the San Marcos River Outfall
Not an Actual Photo
Possible Spill Scenarios Large Release Potential High Probability: –Damage to or release from oil delivery equipment during unloading at fill ports Low Probability: –Complete tank failure –Catastrophic Fuel Tanker failure during delivery 20,000-gallon tanks
Possible Spill Scenarios Small Release Potential High Probability: –Minor overfill at fill port –Spillage of oils/fuel during transfer Low Probability: –Leaking/failure of piping and pumps 250-gallon tank
SPCC Program Goals SPILL PREVENTION –Achieved through installation of required equipment, timely repair of malfunctioning systems, regular inspections and good oil handling/fueling practices SPILL CONTROL –Achieved through monitoring of leak detection systems and proper reporting, and ensuring containment systems functional SPILL COUNTERMEASURES –Achieved through quick spill response activities
Spill Prevention Measures Inspections Fuel Transfer Procedures Secondary Containment If these don’t work correctly - Spill Response Procedures
Spill Prevention Inspections Conduct monthly inspections of all storage units and document findings on inspection log sheets Complete maintenance and repairs to equipment Report all leaks and unusual observations to supervisors before they become problems Monthly Inspections
Fuel Unloading Procedures at Diesel Storage Tanks Tank Truck Drivers shall: Park over large in-ground containment tank (CoGen) Remain with the vehicle at all times while unloading Drain lines to the storage tank and close drain valves before disconnecting Contain drips from hose
In-Ground Tank for Fuel Transfers at Co-Gen 7,400-gallon in ground tank Piping to 20,000-gallon tanks
Secondary Containment Containment on drums Containment on generators
Secondary Containment Containment around tanks
Secondary Containment Containment is not required for operating equipment such as: Elevators Transformers and Switches Monthly inspections are required
Spill Response Small Spill –5 gallons or less of a known substance –Low risk Large Spill –Greater than 5 gallons Who do you call? What do you do?
Small Spill (≤ 5 gallons) Safety First –No cigarettes or open flames Stop the Spill –Upright container, turn off valve, turn punctured container so hole faces up Contain Spill –Use granular sorbent or pads to absorb spill Cleanup Spill –Place pads or sorbent into heavy plastic bag or drum for disposal –Put a label on the waste container –Contact EHSRM for waste pickup
Large Spill (> 5 gallons) Safety First If possible Stop the Spill at its source Call 911 –Tell them you have a spill on campus –Give location and identify material Call EHSRM to notify about spill
Spill Kits Know the locations in your work area Supplies may include: sorbent pads, gloves, goggles, granular sorbent, booms, bags, waste tags Emergency Phone numbers Need to notify Supervisor to restock any used materials.
Do We Have to Report the Spill? Texas State will report the spill if it meets the definition of “reportable quantity” Texas State reports to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the National Response Center The Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management Office will report the spill.
What is a Reportable Spill? Oil, gas, diesel, kerosene release that makes a sheen on navigable water (San Marcos River, Sessoms Creek) Oil, gas, diesel, kerosene release spilled to land over 25 gallons
Who Do We Report To? TCEQ 24-hour Emergency Spill Reporting: TCEQ Alternate Reporting Number: or TCEQ Region 11 office if the spill occurs during office hours: National Response Center:
Spill Examples 3 gallons of oil onto pavement Response: Soak up oil with granular absorbent or pads Contain waste in a bag or bucket with label Spray pavement with MicroBlaze ® Call EHSRM to pick up waste Not a reportable quantity (i.e. less than 25 gallons)
Spill Examples 3-gallons of gasoline to soil: Response: Excavate soil and place in drum Call EHSRM to pick up drum and/or supply drum Not a reportable release (i.e. less than 25 gallons)
Spill Examples 10 gallons of oil onto pavement Response: Attempt to stop the source of the spill Call 911 (greater than 5-gallons) Block storm water inlets Not a reportable release (i.e. less than 25 gallons)
Bottom Line Be aware of where oil is stored Prevention, prevention, prevention All storm drains lead to the river If you see a spill or leak report it Cleanup any spills immediately One last topic before we let you go…
What Can We Do With Used Oil? Take it to a community recycle facility: For Example Green Guy Recycling in San Marcos.
What Can We Do With Used Oil? Hours : 9 to 9 Monday –Friday, 10 to 6 Saturday
Do Not Bring Oil to Garage If staff/public brings oil, it can lead to mistakes: Orange Juice or Oil??? Oil on Antifreeze. Will require special and costly disposal.
Questions? Lisa Arceneaux Environmental Health and Safety (cell)