Hazardous materials pose a danger to the environment. Federal regulations require immediate reporting to specific agencies (federal and local) in the event of a release to the environment.
We will cover the diferrent requirements, how to determine if you are required to report a release, and strategies to implement proactive actions to minimize the likelihood of a release, and you internal response time to avoid or minimize any potential enforcement actions.
Why you should Attend: The inspection requirements of the SPCC rule are designed to detect oil leaks, spills, or other potential integrity or structural issues before they can result in a discharge of oil to navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines.
Regularly scheduled inspections, evaluations, and testing of bulk oil storage containers by qualified personnel are critical parts of discharge prevention. A container integrity inspection and/or testing program may involve one or more of the following: an external visual inspection of containers, foundations, and supports; non-destructive testing (examination) to evaluate integrity of certain containers; and additional evaluations, as needed, to assess the containers’ fitness for continued service.
The type of inspection program and its scope will depend on site specific condition and the application of good engineering practices and this can be accomplished by following applicable industry standards.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Reportable Quantities
- CERLA Releases and Reporting
- Harmful Discharges under the CWA
- EPCRA Release Reporting
- Chemical Safety Board (CSB) New rule
Who Will Benefit:
- Environmental Managers
- Environmental Supervisors
- Environmental Technicians
- EHS Managers
- EHS Supervisors
- EHS Technicians
||Robert A. (Bob) LaRosa, PE, is an environmental engineer and regulatory compliance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience supporting clients in the federal government and in a variety of industries, including chemical, petroleum, transportation, telecommunication, food processing, pharmaceuticals. He has developed and implements SPCC plans at more than 100 different facilities in the transportation, industrial, commercial and government sectors.