GeoInsight was hired by a Massachusetts hospital facility to develop their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for the storage of petroleum. The facility installed a new above ground storage tank to feed the day tanks for their emergency generators. As a result, they were required to develop and implement a SPCC because the aggregate above ground storage capacity at the facility was greater than 1,320 gallons of oil and a spill at the facility could reasonably be expected to reach navigable waters of the United States (i.e., via storm drains or direct discharge).
Oil was stored for the facility’s emergency generators, elevators, and cafeteria operations (waste cooking oil). GeoInsight viewed the current oil storage and transfer areas, containment systems, waste storage areas, storm water drainage system, and piping and developed a written spill control plan. One key element of the plan was the identification of facility improvements to reduce the potential for a release of oil from entering the nearby storm water catch basins. GeoInsight provided a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer (PE) certification for the plan.
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