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Hazardous MaterialsSpill/Release Notification

Presented byCounty of Riverside Transportation Department

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IntroductionsIntroductions1

Please ensure you fill out the Pre-test before we begin

Please ensure you sign in on the sign in sheet.

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Why Are We Here Today?

Review Hazardous Materials spill notification requirements and to encourage simple procedural consistency throughout Riverside County Departments

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3Why Are We Here Today?

On December 10, 2014

The Riverside County Transportation Department was fined by the County Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials Management Branch (aka Certified Unified Program Agency for the County - CUPA)

F

or

F

ailure to

Notify of a Herbicide Spill.

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On August 15, 2014, approximately 200-250 gallons of “Roundup” herbicide was released from a RCTD vehicle in the Coachella Valley.The driver, a certified herbicide applicator, made an attempt to park the vehicle in a location that would prevent the discharge from entering adjacent agriculture fields and waterways.

Unfortunately a small quantity of the product entered the Coachella Valley Storm Water Channel.

The release was reported to the driver’s Supervisor the same day.

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What Happened?

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The Superintendent of Highway Operations did not became aware of the release until August

19th – 4 days later.

Subsequently, the

RCTD NPDES Coordinator was notified the morning of the 19

th

by the Superintendent. The NPDES Coordinator immediately contacted DEH

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From there, the County Agriculture Commissioner’s Office, the Riverside County HazMat Branch (CUPA), and the State Office of Emergency Services (OES) were notified.5What Happened Next?

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So, who here knows what should have happened?6What Should Have Happened?

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Definition of a Hazardous Material7First, Let’s Take a Look at…

Why do we have to notify when a Release has occurred

Definition of a Release

When and Who do we notify

What do we report

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“Any material that, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical or chemical characteristics, poses a significant present or threatened hazard to human health and safety or to the environment, if released into the workplace or the environment” (Health and Safety Code, §25501 (p)).8

What is a Hazardous Material?

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“Any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment, unless permitted or authorized by a regulatory agency” (Health and Safety Code, §25501 (s) and CERCLA §101 (22))

9What is a Release?

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Because it is the LAW!!Failure to report a hazardous material release is a CRIME, which can result in hefty fines and even jail time

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Why Do We Have To Notify/Report a Release of a Hazardous Material(s)?

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The notification process ensures that appropriate entities are informed of and respond to a Hazardous Materials (aka HazMat) incident. Notification is governed by all levels:Federal Laws/RegulationsCERCLA, EPCRA, 40 CFR, etc.State Laws/Regulation

H&SC 25510(a), CCR 2701-2705, CGC, PRC, etc.LocalMS4 Permits, Ordinances, etc.

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Notification – It’s the Law!

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The immediate reporting requirement is NOT based on the quantity of the material.It is based on the potential to cause harm to human health and safety, or the environment- REGARDLESS of quantity.

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IMMEDIATELY

Report a Release or Threatened Release”

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Immediate reporting is not required IF: There is a reasonable belief that the actual release or threatened release poses NO significant hazard (present or potential) to human health and safety, or the environment.

13Exception to Every Rule

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1. 9112. CUPA - 951.782.2968 – 24 hour emergency phone3. CalOES – 800.852.7550 4. Your Supervisor5. Your NPDES Coordinator 6. Your Safety Officer

14Who Do I Notify?

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DateTimeLocationType of materialAmount – if knownAny injuries or chemical exposureAre there any storm drains near the releaseHas clean up occurredWere photos taken

15What Information Should Be Reported?

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16Reportable?

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17Reportable?

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18Reportable?

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19Reportable?

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20Reportable?

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21Reportable?

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22Reportable?

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23Reportable?

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24Reportable?

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25Reportable?

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Always take photographs; document your actions taken and the OES Control Number in your diariesRemain on the scene until emergency response arrives unless otherwise directedObey directions from emergency response staffIf an exclusion zone is declared – be sure to Stay Out!

26I Reported, Now What?

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Actual or Potential HarmMajor

ModerateMinimalExtent of Deviation

Major

$15,000-$25,000

$10,000 - $15,000

$5,000-$10,000

Moderate

$10,ooo-$15,000$5,000-$10,000$2,500-$5,000Minimal$5,ooo-$10,000$2,500-$5,000$0 - $2,50027Failure to Report a Spill or Release of Hazardous Material or Waste Fines

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The Take-Away

Provide this training to your staff.

Notifying 911, the OES and the DEH/CUPA is crucial!

Always Remember – When in Doubt,

REPORT IT

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And ALWAYS Document the Incident, Obtain the OES Control Number and take Photographs!

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1. 2.3.4.5.6.7.8.

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Pre-Test Results

d) All of the above

True

True

d)

Only b and c aboveFalseTruef) b and c onlyTrueFalseFalse

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Department of Environmental Health951.358.5055 Human Resources – Safety Office951.955.3520Office of Emergency Services (OES)800.852.7550http://www.calema.ca.gov/hazardousmaterials/pages/spill-release-reporting.aspx

http:/www.rivcoeh.org/Portals/O/documents/guidance/hazmat/release_reporting.pdfhttp://rctlma.org/trans/Land-Development/Training-Module

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For More Information

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31Thank You for Attending