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1 Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island November 17, 2006

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Part 1: Plan Administration 1.1 Management Approval and Designated Person 1.2 Professional Engineer Certification 1.3 Location of SPCC Plan 1.4 Plan Review 1.5 Facilities, Procedures, Methods, or Equipment Not Yet Fully Operational 1.6 Cross-Reference with SPCC Provisions Part 2: General Facility Information 2.1 Facility Description 2.2 Evaluation of Discharge Potential Part 3: Discharge Prevention General SPCC Provisions 3.1 Compliance with Applicable Requirements 3.2 Facility Layout Diagram 3.3 Spill Reporting 3.4 Potential Discharge Volumes and Direction of Flow 3.5 Containment of Diversionary Structures 3.6 Practicability of Secondary Containment 3.7 Inspections, Tests, and Records 3.8 Inspections, Tests, and Records 3.8 Personnel, Training, and Discharge Prevention Procedures 3.9 Security 3.10 Tank Truck Loading / Unloading Rack Requirements 3.11 Brittle Fracture Evaluation 3.12 Conformance with State and Local Applicable Requirements Part 4: Discharge Prevention SPCC Provisions for Onshore Facilities 4.1 Facility Drainage 4.2 Bulk Storage Containers 4.3 Transfer Operations, Pumping, and In-Plant Processes Part 5: Discharge Response 5.1 Response to a Minor Discharge 5.2 Response to a Major Discharge 5.3 Waste Disposal 5.4 Discharge Notification 5.5 Cleanup Contractors and Equipment Suppliers List of Tables Table 1-1 Plan Review Log 2

3 Table 1-2: SPCC Cross Reference Table 2-1: Oil Containers Table 2-2: Oil Discharge History Table 3-1: Potential Discharge Volume and Direction of Flow Table 3-2: Inspection and Testing Program Table 3-3: Fuel Transfer Procedures Table 4-1: List of Oil Containers Table 4-2: Scope and Frequency of Bulk Storage Containers Inspection and Tests Page Appendices A: Site Plan and Facility Diagram B: Substantial Harm Determination C: Facility Inspection Checklists D: Record of Containment Dike Drainage E: Record of Discharge Prevention Briefings and Training F: Calculation of Secondary Containment Capacity G: Records of Tank Integrity and Pressure Tests H: Emergency Contacts I: Discharge Notification Form J: Discharge Response Equipment Inventory K: Agency Notification Standard Report 3

4 LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS AST EPA RIDEM NPDES NRC PE PWD RWU SPCC STI UST Above Ground Storage Tank U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management National Pollution Discharge Elimination System National Response Center Professional Engineer Public Works Department Roger Williams University Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Steel Tank Institute Underground Storage Tank 4

5 INTRODUCTION Purpose Roger Williams University (RWU) is located in Bristol, Rhode Island. The campus consists of approximately 32 buildings located on 140 acres with heat supplied from boilers on-site. Several larger boilers are fired by natural gas that provides heat to a considerable number of campus buildings. RWU has outlined a three year plan to convert the remaining oil-based campus heating to natural gas based heating. For the boilers still burning number two oil, the oil is primarily supplied via underground oil storage tanks. Excluding the emergency generator tanks, the university has only four fixed above ground oil storage tanks. Other oil found on the campus, in containers or equipment equaling 55 gallons or greater, includes that contained in electrical transformers, emergency generator fuel, used cooking oil, and hydraulic elevators. The purpose of the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan is to establish the necessary procedures and equipment required to prevent a discharge of oil that violates applicable water quality standards, causes a sheen upon or discoloration of the surface of navigable waters or adjoining shorelines, or causes sludge or emulsion to be deposited beneath the surface of the water or upon adjoining shorelines. This plan establishes activities to be implemented to mitigate oil discharges in a safe and timely manner should they occur and to prevent their recurrence. This document and its attachments comprise the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) for Roger Williams University. It is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency s (EPA) Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations (40 CFR Part 112) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Oil Pollution Control Regulations. This Plan contains information, preparedness, planning, spill response and spill notification procedures developed to prevent and control oil spills. Copies of the Plan are maintained in the RWU Offices of the Environmental Health and Safety Director and the Chief of Facilities Engineering. Throughout this SPCC Plan, the Roger Williams University campus will be referred to as a facility for the purposes of uniformity with EPA regulations and guidance terminology. This Plan will be updated as changes in procedures, equipment, facilities and personnel take place. If spill response measures are undertaken, the contents of this plan will be evaluated for effectiveness. Federal regulations require review and recertification of this SPCC Plan at least every five years. Plan modifications require recertification by a Professional Engineer. In addition, this SPCC Plan provides guidance on key actions that RWU must perform to comply with the SPCC rule: Complete monthly and annual site inspections as outlined in the Inspection, Tests, and Records section of this Plan (Section 3.7) using the inspection checklist included in Appendix C. Perform preventative maintenance of equipment, secondary containment systems, and discharge prevention systems described in this SPCC Plan as needed to keep them on the log included in Appendix E. Conduct annual employee training as outlined in the Personnel, Training, and Spill Prevention Procedures section of this SPCC Plan (Section 3.8) and document them on the log included in Appendix E. 5

6 If either of the following occurs, submit the SPCC Plan to the EPA Region 1 Regional Administrator (RA) and the RIDEM, along with other information as detailed in Section 5.4 of this SPCC Plan: 1. The facility discharges more than 1,000 gallons of oil into or upon the navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines in a single spill event; 2. The facility discharges oil in quantity greater than 42 gallons in each of two spill events within any 12 month period. Review the SPCC Plan at least once every five (5) years and amend it to include more effective prevention and control technology, if such technology will significantly reduce the likelihood of a spill event and has been proven effective in the field at the time of the review. SPCC Plan amendments, other than administrative changes discussed below, must be recertified by a Professional Engineer on the certification page in Section 1.2 of this Plan. Amend the SPCC Plan within six (6) months whenever there is a change in facility design, construction, operation, or maintenance that materially affects the facility s spill potential. The revised SPCC Plan must be recertified by a Professional engineer (PE). Review the SPCC Plan on an annual basis. Update the SPCC Plan to reflect any administrative changes that are applicable, such as personnel changes or revisions to contact information, such as phone numbers. Administrative changes must be documented in the plan review log of Section 1.4 of this SPCC Plan, but do not have to be certified by a PE. 6

7 Part 1: Plan Administration 1.1 Management Approval and Designated Person (40 CFR 112.7) RWU is committed to preventing discharges of oil to navigable waters and the environment, and to maintaining the highest standards for spill prevention control and countermeasures through the implementation and regular review and amendment to the SPCC Plan. This SPCC Plan has the full approval of RWU management. RWU has committed the necessary resources to implement the measures described in this SPCC Plan. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is the Designated Person Accountable for Oil Spill Prevention at the facility and has the authority to commit the necessary resources to implement this SPCC Plan. Authorized Facility Representative (facility response coordinator): Signature: Title: Director of Environmental Health and Safety Date: January 4 th, Professional Engineer Certification (40 CFR 112.3(d)) The undersigned Registered Professional Engineer is familiar with the requirements of Part 112 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR part 112) and has visited and examined the facility, or has supervised examination of the facility by appropriately qualified personnel. The undersigned Registered Professional Engineer attests that this Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan has been prepared in accordance with good engineering practice, including consideration of applicable industry standards and the requirements of 40 CFR part 112: that procedures for required inspections and testing have been established; and that this SPCC Plan is adequate for the facility. [40 CFR 112.3(d)] This certification in no way relieves the owner or operator of the facility of his / her duty to prepare and fully implement this SPCC Plan in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Part 112. This SPCC Plan is valid only to the extent that the facility owner or operator maintains, tests, and inspects equipment, containment, and other devices as prescribed in this SPCC Plan. Signature Charlotte J. Head Name 6138, Rhode Island Professional Engineer Registration Number Industrial Environmental Consultant Title Six Prospect Avenue November 28, 2006 North Kingstown, Rhode Island Date Phone: (401) Fax: (401)

8 1.3 Location of SPCC Plan (40 CFR 112.3(e)) In accordance with 40 CFR 112.3(e), a complete copy of this SPCC Plan is maintained at the RWU Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The RWU Office of Environmental Health and Safety is attended Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday). 1.4 Plan Review (40 CFR and 112.5) Changes in Facility Configuration In accordance with 40 CFR 112.5(a), RWU periodically reviews and evaluates this SPCC Plan for any change in the facility design, construction, operation, or maintenance that materially affects the facility s potential for an oil discharge, including, but not limited to: commissioning of containers; reconstruction, replacement, or installation of piping systems; tank removal or closure in place construction or demolition that might alter secondary containment structures; or changes of product or service, revisions to standard operation, modification of testing/inspection procedures, and use of new or modified industry standards or maintenance procedures. Amendments to the SPCC Plan made to address changes of this nature are referred to as technical amendments, and must be certified by a PE. Non-technical amendments can be done (and must be documented in this section) by the facility owner and/or operator. Non-technical amendments include the following: change in the name or contact information (ie. telephone numbers) of individuals responsible for the implementation of this SPCC Plan; or change in the name or contact information of spill response or clean-up contractors. RWU must make the necessary revisions to the SPCC Plan as soon as possible, but no later than six months after the change occurs. The SPCC Plan must be implemented as soon as possible following any technical amendment, but NO LATER THAN SIX MONTHS from the date of the amendment. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for initiating and coordinating revisions to the SPCC Plan Scheduled Plan Reviews In accordance with 40 CFR 112.5(b), RWU reviews this SPCC Plan at least once every five years (in the past, such reviews were required every three years). Revisions to the SPCC Plan, if needed, are made within six months of the five-year review. A registered Professional Engineer certifies any technical amendment to the SPCC Plan, as described above, in accordance with 40 CFR 112.3(d). The last SPCC review occurred July 23, This SPCC Plan is dated November 28, The next SPCC Plan review is therefore scheduled to take place on or prior to November 27,

9 1.4.3 Record of Plan Reviews Scheduled reviews and SPCC amendments are recorded in the SPCC Plan Review Log (Table 1-1). This log must be completed even if no amendment is made to the SPCC Plan as a result of the review. Unless a technical or administrative change prompts an earlier review of the SPCC Plan, the next scheduled review of this SPCC Plan must occur by November 27, Facilities, Procedures, Methods, or Equipment Not Yet Fully Operational Bulk storage containers at this facility had not been tested for integrity since April, Section of this Plan describes the inspection program to be implemented by the facility following a regular schedule, including the dates by which each of the bulk storage containers must be tested. 1.6 Cross-Reference with SPCC Provisions (40 CFR 112.7) This SPCC Plan does not follow the exact order presented in 40 CFR part 112. Section headings identify, where appropriate, the relevant section(s) of the SPCC rule. Table 1-2 presents a crossreference of Plan sections relative to applicable parts of 40 CFR part 112. Table 1-1: Plan Review Log By Date Activity PE Certification Requirement Comments Daniel Gough 11/28/2006 Initial RWU SPCC Plan Yes Initial SPCC Plan Note: PE Certifications of this SPCC plan are summarized below. Date Scope PE Name Licensing State and Registration No. 11/28/2006 Initial SPCC Plan Charlotte J. Head RI,

10 Table 1-2: SPCC Cross-Reference Provision Plan Section Page Note: Only selected excerpts of relevant rule text are provided. For a complete list of SPCC requirements, refer to the full text of 40 CFR part

11 Part 2: General Facility Information Name: Address: Type of Facility: Location of Facility: Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island (401) Liberal Arts University Thirty-two (32) buildings situated on 140 acres located in Bristol RI Date of Initial Operation: 1956 Owner / Operator: Primary Contact: Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island Director of Environmental Health and Safety Work: (401) Cell (24 Hours): 2.1 Facility Description (40 CFR 112.7(a)(3)) 2.11 Location and Activities Roger Williams University (RWU) is located in Bristol, Rhode Island. The campus consists of approximately 32 buildings located on 140 acres. A significant number of the RWU campus buildings have tanks that house oil used for a variety of functions and equipment including heating, emergency generators, maintenance equipment, elevators, transformers, cooking, etc. The facility receives, stores, uses, and handles petroleum products in the form of gasoline, diesel, No. 2 fuel oil, and motor oil. RWU receives products by common carrier via delivery tanker truck. The products are stored on campus in one of four above-ground storage tanks (ASTs) or in one of ten underground storage tanks (USTs). The majority of the university functions on normal working hours, but the collegiate setting requires 24 hour operations 7 days a week. The Department of Facilities Management and the Department of Public Safety both operate on three 8-hour shifts a day, thereby providing continuous support and services to the university staff and students throughout the entire day. Included in each shift is a full compliment of safety, security, and facilities maintenance specialists including the following: Public Safety Officer (Emergency Medical Technician certified), HVAC Technician, Energy Controls Technician, Plumber, Electrician, Maintenance Mechanic, and Maintenance Specialist. 11

12 The Site Plan and Facility Diagram included in Appendix A of this SPCC Plan show the location and layout of the facility. The Facility Diagram (Figure A-2) shows the location of oil containers, buildings, loading / unloading and transfer areas, and critical spill control structures. RWU is located in a primarily suburban area at One Old Ferry Road in Bristol, Rhode Island. The site is comprised of approximately 140 acres of land and is bordered to the south and east by the Mount Hope Bay, to the west by Old Ferry Road and Metacom Avenue, and to the North by Griswold Avenue. The site includes administrative buildings, academic buildings, student housing, recreation centers, and facilities maintenance complexes. Petroleum products are stored in various ASTs and USTs around the campus, as well as inside the maintenance building Oil Storage Oil storage at the facility consists of 45 fixed storage tanks consisting of the following: The products are stored in 3 fixed heating oil ASTs, 10 fixed heating oil USTs, 1 emergency generator fuel supply AST, 14 fixed Emergency Generators fuel tanks, 12 elevator hydraulic oil reservoirs, 11 oil-filled transformers, and 2 cooking oil AST s. Portable oil storage at the facility consists of only one emergency generator with a diesel fuel tank. The capacities of oil containers present at the site are listed below and are also indicated on the facility diagram in figure A-2. All containers with capacity of 55 gallons or more are included. Table 2-1: Oil Containers ID Storage Capacity Content Description Location Fixed Storage gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Willow Bldg gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Nike Hall gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Student Development gallons No. 2 fuel oil UST / horizontal Architecture 527CMR402B gallons No. 2 fuel oil AST / horizontal Admissions Bldg R gallons No. 2 fuel oil AST / horizontal Bridge House Emergency Gen 275 gallons Diesel AST / horizontal Willow Bldg 4 Emergency Gen 150 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Bayside Emergency Gen 25 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Architecture Bldg Emergency Gen 330 gallons Diesel Generator Tank MNS Building Emergency Gen 275 gallons Diesel Generator Tank North Campus Emergency Gen 600 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Library Emergency Gen 600 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Law School / Rec Center Emergency Gen 330 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Rec Center Emergency Gen 1000 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Commons Bldg Emergency Gen 400 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Cedar Hall 12

13 Emergency Gen 100 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Administration Bldg Emergency Gen 275 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Performing Arts Bldg Emergency Gen 500 gallons Diesel Generator Tank School of Business Emergency Gen 100 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Student Development Emergency Gen 700 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Facilities Management Maint Equip 55 gallons Diesel Generator Tank Facilities Management Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Rec Center Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Dorm 2 Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Law School 1 Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Law School 2 Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Architecture Bldg Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft School of Business Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft School of Engineering Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft MNS Building Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Library Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Fine Arts Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft NAC Bldg Elevator 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Reservoir / Shaft Commons Bldg Transformer 570 gallons Transformer oil 2500 KVA Pad Mounted Center Feed Transformer 300 gallons Transformer oil 1000 KVA Pad Mounted South Feed Transformer 236 gallons Transformer oil 1000 KVA Pad Mounted Library Transformer 267 gallons Transformer oil 500 KVA Pad Mounted Chiller Transformer 250 gallons Transformer oil 1000 KVA Pad Mounted Recreation Center Transformer 250 gallons Transformer oil 1000 KVA Pad Mounted Facilities Management Transformer 250 gallons Transformer oil 1000 KVA Pad Mounted Law School Transformer 200 gallons Transformer oil 300 KVA Pad Mounted Dorms Feed Transformer 86 gallons Transformer oil 500 KVA Pad Mounted North Feed badge Transformer 86 gallons Transformer oil 500 KVA Pad Mounted North Feed badge Transformer 86 gallons Transformer oil 500 KVA Pad Mounted North Feed badge C 197 gallons Cooking Oil AST Law School 1500-C 197 gallons Cooking Oil AST Commons Bldg Portable Storage Emergency Gen 200 gallons Diesel AST Facilities Management Total Oil Storage: XX,XXX gallons 2.2 Evaluation of Discharge Potential The majority of the facility is located on the gently sloping terrain of the Mount Hope Bay shoreline. Drainage generally flows in the direction of the Mount Hope Bay, which runs along the south and east of the site. Spill trajectories are indicated on the facility diagram. Storm drains are located throughout campus as per Appendix A Figure 4 Storm Drain Plan Main Campus. They discharge to the Mount Hope Bay. Approximately 10 percent of the facility s ground surface area is paved asphalt, and the other 90 percent is grass, maintained athletic fields, and low lying vegetation with interspersed native trees Discharge History Table 2-2 summarizes the facility s discharge history. 13

14 Table 2-2: Oil Discharge History Description of Discharge Corrective Actions Taken Plan for Preventing Recurrence None to Report None to Report None to Report 14

15 PART 3: Discharge Prevention General SPCC Provisions The following measures are implemented to prevent oil discharges during handling, use, or transfer of oil products at the facility. Oil-handling employees have received training in the proper implementation of these measures. 3.1 Compliance with Applicable Requirements (40 CFR 112.7(a)(2)) A non-destructive integrity evaluation is not performed on the fixed ( gallon fixed storage diesel tank) or portable (200 gallon portable storage diesel tank) emergency generators or on the 55 gallon storage drums. The portable emergency generator has a double wall construction and is elevated off the ground. The tank is inspected regularly and following a regular schedule in accordance with the Steel Tank Institute (STI) SP-001 tank inspection standard as described in this SPCC Plan. Any leakage from the primary container would be detected through monitoring of the interstitial space performed on a monthly basis. Any leakage from the secondary shell would be detected visually during scheduled visual inspections by facility personnel. Storage drums are elevated on spill pallets and have all sides visible, and any leak would be readily detected by facility personnel before they can cause a discharge to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. Corrosion poses minimal risk of failure since drums are single use and remain on site for a relatively short period of time (less than one year). The drum storage area is inspected monthly. This is in accordance with accepted industry practice for drum storage and provides an effective means of verifying container integrity, as noted by EPA in the preamble to the SPCC rule at 67 FR Facility Layout Diagram (40 CFR 112.7(a)(3)) Figure A-1 in Appendix A shows the general location of the facility on a U.S. Geological Survey topographic map. Figure A-2 in Appendix A presents a layout of the facility and the location of emergency generators and above / underground storage tanks. Figure A-3 in Appendix A illustrates the campus sewer system plan. Figure A-4 in Appendix A shows the location of storm water drain inlets and the direction of surface water runoff. As required under 40 CFR 112.7(a)(3), the facility diagram indicates the location and content of ASTs, USTs, and any transfer stations and connecting piping. 3.3 Spill Reporting (40 CFR 112.7(a)(4)) The discharge notification form included in Appendix I will be completed upon immediate detection of a discharge and prior to reporting a spill to the proper notification contacts. 3.4 Potential Discharge Volumes and Direction of Flow (40 CFR 112.7(b)) Table 3-1 presents expected volume, discharge rate, general direction of flow in the event of equipment failure, and means of secondary containment for different parts of the facility where oil is stored, used, or handled. 15

16 Table 3-1: Potential Discharge Volumes and Direction of Flow Maximum Potential Event Volume Released (gallons) Maximum Discharge Rate Direction of Flow Bulk Storage Area (Above Ground Storage Tanks and Underground Storage Tanks) Failure of aboveground tank (collapse or puncture below product level) Failure of underground tank (collapse or puncture below product level) Above ground / underground tank overfill 275 Gradual to instantaneous 6000 Gradual to instantaneous SE to Mount Hope Bay SE to Mount Hope Bay 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Pipe failure gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Leaking pipe or valve packing gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Leak during transfer to heating fuel UST / AST Non-Bulk Storage Area Failure of EG tank (collapse or puncture below product level) 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay XX Gradual to instantaneous SE to Mount Hope Bay Tank overfill 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Maintenance Building Leak or failure of drum 1 to 55 Gradual to instantaneous Other Areas Complete failure of portable EG XX Gradual to instantaneous Leaking portable tank or overfills SE to Mount Hope Bay SE to Mount Hope Bay 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Transformer oil leak 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope Bay Elevator hydraulic oil reservoir 1 to gal / min SE to Mount Hope / shaft leak Bay Secondary Containment Concrete Dike ---- Catchment basin, whistle signal fill alarm, metal tank capacity tags land based spill response capability (spill kit) land based spill response capability (spill kit) land based spill response capability (spill kit) Secondary shell, Land based spill response capability (spill kit) Metal tank capacity tag, land based spill response capability (spill kit) Spillskid platforms with unfurling bladder attachments Secondary shell, Land based spill response capability (spill kit) Metal tank capacity tag, secondary shell, land based spill response capability (spill kit) Secondary shell Floor drain collars 16

17 3.5 Containment and Diversionary Structures (40 CFR 112.7(c)) Methods of secondary containment at this facility include a combination of structures (e.g., catch basins, floor drain collars, spillskid platforms), drainage systems, and land-based spill response (e.g., drain covers, sorbents) to prevent oil from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. For bulk storage containers (refer to Section of this SPCC Plan) Catch basins. Floor drain collars. Spillskid platforms with unfurling bladder attachments. Melt-blown polypropylene oil booms. Oil absorbent pads. In transfer areas and other parts of the facility where a discharge could occur: Drip pans. Sorbent material Spillskid platforms with unfurling bladder attachments. Melt-blown polypropylene oil booms. Oil absorbent pads. 3.6 Practicability of Secondary Containment (40 CFR 112.7(d)) RWU management has determined that secondary containment is practicable at this facility. 3.7 Inspections, Tests, and Records (40 CFR 112.7(e)) As required by the SPCC rule, RWU performs the inspections, tests, and evaluations listed in the following table. Table 3-2 summarizes the various types of inspections and tests performed at the facility. The inspections and tests are described later in this section, and in the respective sections that describe different parts of the facility (e.g. Section for bulk storage containers). 17

18 Table 3-2: Inspection and Testing Program Facility Component Action Frequency / Circumstances Aboveground container Aboveground container supports and foundation All aboveground valves, piping, and appurtenances Test container integrity. Combine visual inspection with another testing technique (non-destructive shell testing). Inspect outside of container for signs of deterioration and discharges. Inspect container s supports and foundations Assess general condition of items, such as flange joints, expansion joints, valve glands and bodies, catch pans, piping supports, locking of valves, and metal surfaces. Underground container Tightness testing. Annually Underground piping Inspect for deterioration Liquid level sensing devices (overfill) Generator tanks Integrity and leak testing Test for proper operation Test container integrity. Combine visual inspection with another testing technique (non-destructive shell testing). Inspect outside of container for signs of deterioration and discharges. Follow a regular schedule (monthly, annual, and during scheduled inspections) and whenever material repairs are made. Follow a regular schedule (monthly, annual, and during scheduled inspections) and whenever material repairs are made. Monthly Whenever a section of buried line is exposed for any reason At the time of installation, modification, construction, relocation, or replacement Monthly and during filling Follow a regular schedule (monthly, annual, and during scheduled inspections) and whenever material repairs are made. Elevator reservoir / shaft Visually inspect reservoir and shaft for leaks Monthly, during routine maintenance, and whenever material repairs are made. Transformer Visually inspect for leaks Monthly, during routine maintenance, and whenever material repairs are made Daily Inspection RWU Public Safety Officers perform general inspections of the facility during the course of their normal shift duties and responsibilities. This daily visual inspection involves looking for tank/piping damage or leakage, stained or discolored soils, or excessive accumulation of water in bermed areas and catch basins. RWU Food Services employees perform daily visual inspections of the cooking oil storage container. This daily visual inspection involves looking for tank/piping damage or leakage Monthly Inspection The checklist provided in Appendix C is used for monthly inspections by RWU personnel. On a monthly basis, the RWU Facilities Management Department physical plant staff performs the visual inspections of above ground oil tanks and piping and tests the continuous monitoring and alarm 18

19 systems of the underground tanks for operational effectiveness. Emergency generators and their fuel tanks are also inspected monthly by the RWU Facilities Management Department physical plant staff. The monthly inspections cover the following key elements: Observing the exterior of aboveground storage tank, pipes, and other equipment for signs of deterioration, leaks, corrosion, and thinning. Observing the exterior of portable containers for signs of deterioration or leaks. Observing tank foundations and supports for signs of instability or excessive settlement. Observing the tank fill and discharge pipes for signs of poor connection that could cause a discharge, and tank vent for obstructions and proper operation. Verifying the proper functioning of overfill prevention systems. Checking the inventory of discharge response equipment and restocking as needed. Observing the fill catch basins for water accumulation and pumping as necessary. The elevator maintenance contractor performs routine inspections of the hydraulic elevators. Oilcontaining electrical transformers are owned by National Grid. National Grid performs all transformer maintenance and inspections. In the event of any spill, leakage or other problem emanating from an electrical transformer, RWU is to contact National Grid. Written inspection procedures as well as a record of inspections signed by the appropriate supervisor or inspector have been implemented. Copies of all inspection reports are maintained with this SPCC Plan in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety for at least three years. The hydraulic elevator inspections generate a written record of oil levels in elevator s hydraulic reservoirs. The cause of any oil losses detected from the system is to be determined immediately. Letters have been sent to all maintenance contractors who handle oil at Roger Williams University requiring any oil release to be immediately reported to the Security who will contact the Physical Plant Office. Copies of these letters are in Appendix, Spill Reporting Procedures Annual Inspection Facility Management Department personnel perform a more thorough inspection of facility equipment on an annual basis. This annual inspection compliments the monthly inspection described above and is performed in June of each year using the checklist provided in Appendix C of this SPCC Plan. The annual inspection is preferably performed after a large storm event in order to verify the imperviousness and/or proper functioning of drainage control systems. Tightness testing for all USTs is performed on an annual basis using the EZY 3 Calculator PLUS testing method, utilizing negative pressure calculations and water sensor sticks. Tightness testing records are kept for a minimum of three years in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. The most recent UST tightness testing report, produced by Xcel Environmental Inc, is provided in Appendix L of this SPCC plan. 19

20 3.7.4 Periodic Integrity Testing In addition to the above monthly and annual inspections by Facilities Management personnel, the Admissions Building and Bridge House tanks are periodically evaluated by an outside certified tank inspector following the Steel Tank Institute (STI) Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks, SP-001, 2005 version, as described in Section of this SPCC Plan. 3.8 Personnel, Training, and Discharge Prevention Procedures (40 CFR 112.7(f)) The RWU Director of Environmental Health and Safety is the facility designee and is responsible for oil discharge prevention, control, and response preparedness activities at this facility. RWU management has instructed oil-handling facility personnel in the operation and maintenance of oil pollution prevention equipment, discharge procedure protocols, applicable pollution control laws, rules and regulations, general facility operations, and the content of this SPCC Plan. Any new facility personnel with oil handling responsibilities are provided with this same training prior to being involved in any oil operation. Annual discharge prevention briefings are held by the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for all facility personnel involved in oil operations. The briefings are aimed at ensuring continued understanding and adherence to the discharge prevention procedures presented in the SPCC Plan. The briefings also highlight and describe known discharge events or failures, malfunctioning components, and recently implemented precautionary measures and best practices. Facility operators and other personnel will have the opportunity during the briefings to share recommendations concerning health, safety, and environmental issues encountered during facility operations. Simulations of both on-site UST / AST discharges and vehicular discharges has been conducted, and future training exercises will be periodically held to prepare for possible discharge responses. Records of the briefings and discharge prevention training are kept on the form shown in Appendix E and maintained with this SPCC Plan for a period of three years. 3.9 Security (40 CFR 112.7(g)) In order for a vehicle to enter Roger Williams University, it must receive a visitor s pass from a manned front gate / main entrance security station. The front gate / main entrance is always manned, unless a medical emergency has occurred requiring the guard at the entry station. RWU Public Safety Officers provide continuous and vigilant security to ensure all vehicles on campus have either a RWU parking permit or a visitor s pass displayed in the vehicle s front window. RWU employs its own security/public safety force. Public Safety patrols the campus 24 hours a day, year round. Lighting is sufficient on the site for security, nighttime operation and deliveries, and the discovery and proper handling of spills. At RWU, most buildings are accessible to students. All boiler rooms and equipment rooms are not accessible to the general public, including students. Key for access to the boiler rooms and equipment rooms are only issued to the RWU Public Safety Officers and the Facility Management Department personnel requiring access to these spaces in the course of their 20

21 normal prescribed duties and responsibilities. The above ground fuel oil tanks have secondary containment and there are no valves that will permit direct outward flow of the tanks contents. There are no master drain valves that allow direct outward flow of tank contents. Tank locations are shown on the site plan in Appendix C. This site plan includes marks which depict the location and capacity of each container, its contents (type of oil), transfer stations (fill areas) and connecting pipes, including all buried tanks, electrical transformers, elevators with hydraulic reservoirs, and the used cooking oil storage location Oil Supply Truck Transferring Requirements (40 CFR 112.7(h)) All suppliers must meet the minimum requirements and regulations for tank truck loading / unloading established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. RWU ensures that the vendor understands the site layout, knows the protocol for entering the facility and unloading product, and has the necessary equipment to respond to a discharge from the vehicle or fuel delivery hose. The Director of Environmental Health and Safety or his / her express designee supervises oil deliveries for all new suppliers, and periodically observes deliveries for existing, approved suppliers. Vehicle filling operations are performed by facility personnel trained in proper discharge prevention procedures. The mechanic or facility personnel remain with the vehicle at all times while fuel is being transferred. Transfer operations are performed according to the minimum procedures outlined in Table 3-3. This table is also posted next to the loading / unloading point. Table 3-3: Fuel Transfer Procedures Stage Prior to loading / unloading During loading / unloading Tasks Visually check all hoses for leaks and wet spots. Verify that sufficient volume (ullage) is available in the storage tank. Lock in the closed position all drainage valves of the secondary containment structure. Secure the delivery / tank vehicle with wheel chocks and interlocks. Ensure the vehicles parking brakes are set. Verify proper alignment of valves and proper functioning of the pumping system. If filling a tank, inspect the lowermost drain and all outlets. Establish adequate bonding / grounding prior to connecting the fuel transfer point. Turn off cell phone. Driver must stay with the vehicle at all times during loading / unloading activities. Periodically inspect all systems, hoses, and connections. When loading, keep internal and external valves on the receiving tank open along with the pressure relief valves. When making a connection, shut off the vehicle engine. When transferring, shut off the engine unless it is used to operate a pump. Maintain communication with the pumping and receiving station if not both in immediate vicinity. Monitor the liquid level in the receiving tank to prevent overflow. Monitor flow meters to determine rate of flow. When topping off the tank, reduce flow rate to prevent overflow 21

22 After loading / unloading Make sure the transfer operation is completed. Close all tank and loading valves before disconnecting. Securely close all vehicle internal, external, and dome cover valves before disconnecting. Secure all hatches. Disconnect grounding / bonding wires. Make sure the hoses are drained to remove the remaining oil before moving them away from the connection. Use a drip pan. Cap the end of the hose and other connecting devices before moving them to prevent uncontrolled leakage. Remove wheel chocks and interlocks. Inspect the lowermost drain and all outlets on delivery truck prior to departure. If necessary, tighten, adjust, or replace caps, valves, or other equipment to prevent oil leaking while in transit Brittle Fracture Evaluation (40 CFR 112.7(i)) There are no field constructed tanks at the RWU facility. The shell thickness of all RWU facility tanks is less than one-half inch. As discussed in the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard 653 Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction (API-653), brittle fracture is not a concern for tanks that have a shell thickness of less than one half inch. Nonetheless, in the event that any tank undergoes a repair, alteration, reconstruction, or change in service that might affect the risk of a discharge or failure, the container will be evaluated for risk of discharge or failure, following API-653 or an equivalent approach, and corrective action will be taken as necessary Conformance with State and Local Applicable Requirements (40 CFR 112.7(j)) All bulk storage tanks at this facility are registered with the state and local authorities (Bristol Fire Department) and have current certificates of registration and special use permits required by the local fire code. 22

23 Part 4: Discharge Prevention SPCC Provisions for Onshore Facilities (Excluding Production Facilities) 4.1 Facility Drainage (40 CFR 112.8(b)) Any potential discharge from ASTs will be restrained by secondary containment structures. Discharges outside the containment areas, such as those occurring during fuel transfers or while unloading heating oil, will flow by gravity and will be controlled by pre-planned spill response as detailed in PART 5: Discharge Response of this SPCC Plan. Anticipated facility drainage directions can be determined by Appendix A Figures 1-4. Drainage events from facility secondary containment structures are recorded in the log included in Appendix D to this SPCC Plan. 4.2 Bulk Storage Containers (40 CFR 112.8(c)) Table 4-1 summarizes the construction, volume, and content of bulk storage containers at Roger Williams University. Table 4-1: List of Oil Containers Tank ID Location Type (Construction Standard) Willow Bldg 1 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 2 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 3 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 4 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 5 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 6 UST single wall / steel Willow Bldg 7 UST single wall / steel Nike Hall UST single wall / steel 014 Student Dev UST single wall / steel Architecture UST single wall / steel 527CMR402B101 Admissions Bldg AST single wall / steel R Bridge House AST single wall / steel Emergency Gen Willow Bldg 4 AST double wall / steel Emergency Gen Bayside AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Architecture Bldg AST horizontal (UL 142) Capacity (gallons) Content Discharge Prevention & Containment 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 2000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 1000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 6000 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Fill Catch Basin/Spill Kit 275 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Concrete Dike. 275 gallons No. 2 fuel oil Concrete Dike. 275 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 150 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 25 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 23

24 Emergency Gen MNS Bldg AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen North Campus AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Library AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Law Sch/Rec Ctr AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Rec Center AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Commons Bldg AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Cedar Hall AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Admin Bldg AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Performing Arts AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Business School AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Student Dev AST horizontal (UL 142) Emergency Gen Facilities AST horizontal (UL 142) 330 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 275 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 600 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 600 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 330 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 1000 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 400 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 100 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 275 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 500 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 100 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm 700 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm Maint Equip Facilities Steel Drums 55 gallons Diesel Secondary Spill Containment Decks Elevator Rec Center Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Dorm 2 Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Law School 1 Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Law School 2 Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Arch Bldg Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator School of Bus Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator School of Eng Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator MNS Bldg Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Library Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Fine Arts Bldg Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator NAC Bldg Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Elevator Commons Bldg Single wall/steel 125 gallons Hydraulic oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Center Feed steel 570 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer South Feed steel 300 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Library steel 236 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Chiller steel 267 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Rec Center steel 250 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Facilities steel 250 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Law School steel 250 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer Dorms Feed steel 200 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer N Feed steel 86 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer N Feed steel 86 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin Transformer N Feed steel 86 gallons Transformer oil Spill Containment Basin 1500-C Law School AST horizontal 197 gallons Cooking Oil Double Wall Steel (UL 20PF) Construction/Spill Kit 1500-C Commons Bldg AST horizontal 197 gallons Cooking Oil Double Wall Steel 24

25 (UL 20PF) Portable Emergency Gen Facilities AST horizontal (UL 142) Construction/Spill Kit 200 gallons Diesel Double Wall Steel Construction/Internal Tank Failure Alarm Construction (40 CFR 112.8(c)(1)) All oil tanks used at this facility are constructed of steel, in accordance with industry specifications as described above. The design and construction of all bulk storage containers are compatible with the characteristics of the oil product they contain, and with temperature and pressure conditions. Piping between fixed aboveground bulk storage tanks is made of steel and placed aboveground on appropriate supports designed to minimize erosion and stress Secondary Containment (40 CFR 112.8(c)(2)) The three 275 gallon indoor AST dikes provide secondary containment in excess of 110 percent of the tanks capacities. The floor and walls of the containment dike are constructed of poured concrete reinforced with steel. Calculations of secondary containment capacities can be found in Appendix F of this SPCC plan. The 275 gallon outdoor AST, which supplies fuel for the Willow Hall Residences Emergency Generator, is of double wall construction and provides intrinsic secondary containment for 110 percent of the tank capacity. Since the secondary containment is not open to precipitation, this volume is sufficient to fully contain the product in the event of a leak from the primary container. The interstitial space between the primary and secondary containment is inspected on a monthly basis to detect any leak of product from the primary container. The concrete dikes were built by licensed masons and in conformance with specifications to prevent oil migration for a period of 72 hours. The surface of the concrete floor, the inside and the outside of the walls, and the interface of the floor and walls, are visually inspected during the monthly facility inspection to detect any cracks, signs of heaving or settlement, or other structural damage that could affect the ability of the dike to contain oil. Any damage is promptly corrected to prevent migration of potential oil discharge into the ground and / or out of the dike. The 55-gallon drums are placed on spill pallets inside the mechanics maintenance garages. Each spill pallet provides 75 gallons of containment capacity, which is more than the required 55 gallons for any single drum since the drums are not exposed to precipitation. The floors of the maintenance garages are impervious and are sloped to direct any discharge occurring in the building away from doorways Drainage of Diked Areas (40 CFR 112.8(c)(3)) The concrete dikes are drained under direct supervision of facility personnel. There are no valves in the dikes for drainage, so any liquid accumulation must be pumped out and properly disposed of as hazardous waste. Remaining oil residue in dikes will be cleaned with absorbent pads that will also be properly disposed of as hazardous waste. 25

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