Original Date: 01/26/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2003
Information : Spill Management Team
Corpus Christi Army Depot’s (CCAD’s) Spill Management Team provides expert handling of hazardous waste materials. The Depot is a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) facility as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (1976). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (29 CFR Part 1910.120) requires TSD facilities to develop an emergency response plan to handle an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance.
Prior to 1986, hazardous waste spills were handled by the Naval Air Station (NAS) environmental personnel. In 1986, CCAD established its own spill management team, which consists of personnel trained in accordance with the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. This training included instruction on the clean up and handling of hazardous materials as well as using personal protective equipment. The CCAD spill response team is made up of eight certified hazardous material handlers. All response team personnel must meet annual training requirements as outlined in the OSHA regulation.
In 1992, the CCAD team entered into an inter-service support agreement with the NAS fire department. Under this agreement, the fire department is the “First Responder” to the Depot’s hazardous spills, and is responsible for containment of the material and contacting the Depot’s response team to perform a more aggressive clean up and removal of the waste.
The establishment of the CCAD Spill Response Team has greatly improved the Depot’s effectiveness in handling hazardous waste spills. The response team has also helped to heighten employee awareness of hazardous waste handling rules and regulations, which has contributed to a decrease in the number of occurrences of hazardous waste spills.
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