Federal spill prevention and control regulations require facilities that store greater than 1,320 gal of "oil-type" material to maintain clean-up plans at the operation site. Fines will be imposed for illegal spills or discharges (up to $5 million if gross negligence occurs) or if federal authorities are not properly notified. Spill control and clean-up materials are reviewed. They include a sorbent rug, an inflatable boom, an inflatable emergency collecting device, skimmers, oil-water separator pumps and sorbent strips. Procedures for handling spills are discussed, including specified duties of the foreman and production supervisor to correct the spill problem promptly. A serious spill requires extra action, such as notification of police and fire authorities. A spill-prevention plan checklist is included. Plans of two major affected companies are included.

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    180 West Putnam Avenue
    Greenwich, CT  United States  06830
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 22-29
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM