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1 1 Hazardous Materials Response on Arizona’s Highways Presentation by Travis Qualls HazMat Response Specialist

2 2 Overview Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Keys to Success

3 3 The easy ones State Route 68 near Golden Valley July 2008 Photo courtesy of Officer J. Tuepker, AZDPS

4 4 Hazardous Materials Responses Commercial Vehicle Crashes Majority of incidents result in fuel releases Releases from placarded vehicles are surprising low in number Type of Incident Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents4911 Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Total Number of Incidents

5 5 Hazardous Materials Responses Commercial Vehicle Crashes Majority of incidents result in fuel releases Releases from placarded vehicles are surprising low in number Type of Incident Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents4911 Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Total Number of Incidents

6 6 Placarded Cargo Incidents Interstate 10 at Chandler Blvd Cargo tank loaded with 7,000 gallons of gasoline Rear end collison by a cargo tank Rush hour in a metropolitian area

7 7 Placarded Cargo Incidents Interstate 10 at Chandler Blvd Cargo tank loaded with 7,000 gallons of gasoline Rear end collison by a cargo tank Rush hour in a metropolitian area

8 8 Placarded Cargo Incidents Interstate 10 at Chandler Blvd First responders Take steps to mitigate the inital emergency Protect surrounding area Mitigate effects on surrounding area

9 9 Placarded Cargo Incidents Interstate 10 at Chandler Blvd ADOT’s Emergency Response Specialists Coordinate with first responders Interface with the responsible party Provide guidance to clean-up contractors

10 10 Placarded Cargo Incidents State Route 260 west of Forest Lakes Significant number of incidents occur in rural Arizona Resources not readily available First responders level of training and experience Impact on local communities

11 11 Placarded Cargo Incidents State Route 260 west of Forest Lakes Cargo Tank carrying 7,500 gallons of gasoline 3520 gallons recovered 2,530 tons soil excavated from site Emgergency Response Contractor cost = $400,000

12 12 Placarded Cargo Incidents Interstate 10 near Safford Cargo Tank carrying 4,000 gallons of formaldehyde Struck by another Haz Mat carrier Damage so severe that leaks could not be stopped Best course of action - empty on right of way

13 13 Transportation Incidents ”Leakers” Area which shippers have largest influence Often dealt with without reporting to ADOT Haz Mat Results in delay in shipment May require clean-up contractor response Type of Incident Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents4911 Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Total Number of Incidents

14 14 Transportation Incidents ”Leakers” Common denominators  Quality control by shippers  Packaging issues  Environmental changes  Results  shipment delays  Releases to the environment  Unexpected costs Photo courtesy of Officer Fred Heggestadt, ADOT ECD

15 15 Transportation Incidents Is my company liable?  Incident to normal transportation NO  Properly secured & loaded NO Photo courtesy of Officer Fred Heggestadt, ADOT ECD

16 16 Saddle Tank Releases Type of Incident Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents4911 Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Total Number of Incidents Primarily from commercial vehicles Most common Incident Coordinate with responsible party for remediation

17 17 Saddle Tank Releases Remediation Remediation Reported by  Carrier  Broker  ADOT Maintenance Crews  DPS Average cost of remediation: $15,000 Anual cost avoidance of $1.6 million dollars

18 18 Other Releases Environmental nuisances Type of Incident Placarded Cargo Incident Transportation Incidents4911 Saddle Tank Releases Other Releases Total Number of Incidents Non-DOT regulated materials Challenging to manage  Insurance  Attitude  Remediation standard

19 19 Other Releases US 60 Mile Post Queen Creek Wash Truck loaded with 40,000 pounds of Tide detergent Truck left roadway crashing into dry river bed

20 20 Other Releases US 60 Mile Post Queen Creek Wash Truck loaded with 40,000 pounds of Tide detergent Truck left roadway crashing into dry river bed

21 21 Other Releases Cannola Oil Interstate 10 at Houghton Road Fryer Oil Interstate 40 near Kingman Milk US95 near Quartzsite

22 22 ADOT relies on response contractors 5 Emergency Environmental Response Contractors Contract administered through ADEQ Authority - encroachment permits on ADOT Right of Way

23 23 ADOT relies on response contractors Contracted by responsible party Scope of work provided by ADOT Emergency Response Specialists Paid for by responsible party Photo courtesy of ERI

24 24 Scope of Work Remediation Standards Soil Remediation Levels - residential standards Require removal of visual staining Specify additional permitting requirements  Air quality permitting  Traffic control permits  Lists applicable reference materials  ADOT BMP Manuals  ADOT Statewide stormwater permit

25 25 ADOT relies on response contractors Provide Qualified & experienced personnel Specialized equipment Significant cost avoidance to ADOT and the State Photo courtesy of MP Environmental Inc

26 26 Haz Mat Incidents Keys to Success 1. Incindents are Inevitible 2. Plan and Reherse a Response 3. Meet with clean-up contractor ahead of time 4. Know your transporter 5. Quality Control

27 27 Resource Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)  Questions: HMR  Interpretations  On-line regulations

28 28 Questions Kenneth W. Morris ADOT Environmental Services (602) Travis Qualls ADOT Haz Mat Response Specialist (602)


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