Municipal and industrial facilities must comply with federal, state and local environmental spill prevention control and reporting requirements.
D&B’s spill prevention and control planning services typically commence with a complete facility overview. Once process operations, product storage capacities and/or process-specific waste streams are better understood, D&B’s spill prevention team conducts applicability determinations to identify if a media-specific spill prevention planning document is required by statute or regulation.
Major federal/state environmental statutes are identified along with corresponding spill prevention planning documents, including:
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Contingency Plans
- Preparedness and Prevention Plans
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans
- Oil Pollution Act and U.S. Coast Guard Statutes
- Vessel Response Plans
- Facility Response Plans
- Mobile Facility Response Plans
- Integrated Contingency Plans
- Clean Air Act Amendments
- Risk Management Plans
- Hazardous Substances Bulk Storage Law
- Chemical Bulk Storage Spill Prevention Reports
- Spill Compensation and Control Act
- Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasure Plans
- Discharge Cleanup and Removal Plans
In instances where there is no specific statutory or regulatory requirement applicable in connection with the development of a particular spill prevention and control plan, a Best Management Practice (BMP) Plan may be utilized. In the case of a BMP, D&B’s spill prevention team assists clients in improving housekeeping and operational procedures to develop a “common sense” approach to eliminating the potential for releases and future liabilities.