Secondary spill containment products are designed to keep personnel safe and to mitigate the spread of hazardous materials in the event of a leak or spill. In addition, for facilities that store or use oil or oil-related products in their operations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may require spill interventions to be in place if an accident involves a dangerous liquid.
These spill or leak interventions are part of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. For facilities that meet the regulatory requirements, these plans must be in place to show that countermeasures and procedures have been established to prevent contaminants from impacting the environment.
Spill prevention measures are a part of the Clean Water Act, a regulatory initiative that was first drafted in 1948 and expanded in 1972. The Clean Water Act requires facilities to ensure that pollutants—such as oil or diesel—do not enter navigable waterways. The EPA conducts inspections to ensure that appropriate countermeasures and procedures have been implemented in facilities that meet the oil storage and use threshold.
Secondary spill containment solutions from Justrite are designed to help facilities satisfy SPCC requirements, respond to spills and leaks, and protect personnel from harm. To help you find the secondary spill solutions that are best suited to your needs, here is an overview of the SPCC requirements for secondary containment and a breakdown of the products that can help your facility meet compliance.
SPCC Plan Requirements
If facilities meet the oil storage and use requirements outlined by the EPA, then they are required to have an SPCC plan in place to respond to leaks and spills. According to the EPA, the SPCC regulations apply to facilities that:
Store, transfer or use oil. Facilities that store, transfer or use oil or oil-related products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil, or animal fat.
Store large quantities of oil. Facilities that store more than 1,320 gallons in above-ground containers—counting only containers that store 55 gallons or more—or 42,000 gallons in completely buried containers.
Could contaminate waterways. Facilities that store oil or oil-related products that could reasonably be expected to discharge into navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines, such as lakes, rivers, and streams.
Spill Containment Solutions
For facilities that must develop and implement SPCC plans, spill containment products are designed to help achieve regulatory compliance. Justrite offers a wide variety of spill containment products that meet or exceed SPCC requirements. To help you find the spill containment solution best suited to your application, here is an outline of the equipment that can satisfy SPCC requirements and protect personnel.
Spill containment pallets feature an EcoPolyBlend™ construction and are a structured secondary containment option designed to store drums or barrels of hazardous materials. Spill pallets feature large sumps that can retain liquid in the event of a leak or spill. The seamless construction of these products eliminates the risk of seepage or leaks. These pallets are ideal for use in satellite accumulation collection, hazardous waste collection, and as battery holding platforms. Spill containment pallets are also designed to elevate workers above spilled liquids.
Berms/Build a Berm
Berms from Justrite are flexible containment solutions that can help control spilled liquids or store drums, IBC totes, and tanks as a secondary containment measure. These containment products are easy to assemble and deploy. Build-a-berm options are also available for maximum customization when unusual containment configurations are required.
Leak diverters are designed to redirect roof or pipe leaks. These durable spill containment products can be deployed underneath overhead pipes to channel leaks to containers or floor drains. The puncture-resistant construction of these secondary containment products makes them ideal for any industrial setting.
Absorbent pads can be used to soak up water, petroleum, or other chemical fluids. These pads are ideal for cleaning up spills that occur in work areas and are an essential component of a spill response kit. Spill absorption pads are available in pre-cut or roll options and are able to clean up a wide range of industrial liquids, including hydraulic oil, antifreeze, and acetone.
Drum funnels and collection systems offer reliable drum management solutions that will enable facilities to contain any leaks and spills that occur during drum storage. In addition, these drum storage products feature an EcoPolyBlend™ construction that provides superior chemical resistance.
Spill pallets and sheds for intermediate bulk containers offer safe storage and transportation options for IBC units. These chemically resistant IBC storage options feature large sumps that provide reliable spill protection during the indoor or outdoor storage of IBCs.
Find the Spill Containment Equipment That is Right for You
Justrite is the industry leader in workplace safety equipment. We supply facilities with the equipment they need to respond to spills and leaks in the workplace effectively and to satisfy regulatory requirements. Take a look at our extensive selection of spill containment solutions and find the right equipment for your needs.