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Presented by: Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management
Small spill: 5 gallons or less of known chemical (low risk) Large spill: greater than 5 gallons of known chemical or any size spill of unknown or seemingly toxic chemical (high risk) Who do you call? What do you do?
Safety First ◦ No ignition sources ◦ Protective equipment as needed (gloves, goggles, boots) 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 ◦ Call EHSRM for waste pickup
Safety First ◦ No ignition sources If possible Stop the Spill at its source Call 911 ◦ Tell them you have a spill on campus ◦ Give location and identify material ◦ City of San Marcos Fire Department is our Primary Responder Call EHSRM to notify about spill. ◦ We support Fire Department and make all notifications.
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.
Hazardous chemical spilled to soil or water above a reportable quantity (1200 chemicals with r.q.) We have over 10,000 chemicals onsite Table in 40CFR 302
Oil, gas, diesel, kerosene release that makes a sheen on navigable water (San Marcos River, Sessoms Creek) Spill of hydraulic oil near Jones Dining Hall (2005) Backhoe sliding into pond near JCK (2008) One quart of oil can cause big sheen
Oil, gas, diesel,kerosene release spilled to land over 25 gallons
Any other waste (paint, photo developer, nonhazardous waste) greater than 100 pounds spilled to water. 100 pound = about 12 gallons Chill water release of ferric chloride to River (2004)
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:
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)
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)
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)
3 gallons of Sulfuric Acid onto concrete Response: ◦ Call EHSRM to assist: ◦ Block storm water inlets ◦ With EHSRM, spray pavement with Sodium bicarbonate solution ◦ Absorb with granular sorbent and place in bucket with lid. ◦ Not a reportable quantity (i.e. less than reportable quantity of 100 pounds).
5- gallons of paint rinse water to the storm drain (accidentally) Response: ◦ Don’t ever do this on purpose ◦ Call EHSRM to assist ◦ Look for discharge at outfall and dig up or soak up if on water ◦ Not a reportable release (i.e. less than 100 pounds)