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Transcript of Melt SPCC/SWPPP
July 15, 2015
A truck delivering busheling's hydraulic filter burst while its trailer was all the way up. The driver did not report the spill.
The best way to deal with a spill is prevent it from even happening.
What is a spill prevention control and countermeasures plan (SPCC)?
It is a plan that the US EPA requires Charter to have because we have a total above ground storage capacity of over 1,320 gallons of various types of oils.
Equipment failure and broken lines from trucks or contractor's equipment has caused small oil spills.
March 25, 2016
Employee picked up a load of billets from the transfer car to take them to the South Billet Yard. The operator adjusted his turning axles to accommodate for load swing. A 90 degree fitting broke from the hydraulic line. The operator could not see the spill.
Requirements of the plan:
Monthly inspections of equipment.
The plan refers to all oil storage areas, oil based equipment, oil reservoirs, & transformers.
Potential volumes, secondary containment, and what would happen if a material was to leak/spill are also addressed.
Spill cleanup procedures
"Report spills" sign was hung and scrap vendors were sent an email to remind them to report spills.
March 7, 2016
Truck was delivering busheling. The load was unbalanced, with the bulk of it's weight near the front of the truck. This caused the truck to tip over.
Cameras were installed at the scale to ensure that trucks are correctly loaded.
Best Management practices
Mill Scale not contained in walls
Practices to control erosion
Preventive maintenance on machinery and vehicles
No dumping liquids, except city water, onto pavements or gravel areas.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
We are required to a SWPPP for two reasons:
Monthly inspections of catch basins and outdoor storage areas
Annual and quarterly inspections of our outfalls
Spill procedures in place to minimize the amount of material that may reach the river
Best management practices in place
Take a minute before starting on a new project or task and ask yourself:
Is what I’m doing have potential to:
• Release into the air?
• Spill onto soil and be soaked into the ground?
• Potential to enter a sanitary drain or Storm Sewer?
• If something was to spill would it be over 5 gallons?
It is a lot less work to prevent a spill than it is to clean one up.
Float was installed to alert the operator if there is a loss of pressure in the hydraulic line.
What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is the water that originates during a rain event. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff and flows over roads, parking lots, and other paved surfaces, picking up pollutants that may eventually make its way to a river or lake.
Requirements of the plan:
We discharge water into the Milwaukee River.
We have outdoor storage of equipment and materials.
Silt fence in place to reduce erosion.
While raising the safety wall for the VAD the east cylinder gushed hydraulic fluid.
January 7, 2016
No actions or changes were made because the incidence occurred one day before PM's would have been preformed on the hose.