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secondary containment regulations

  • 1.  secondary containment regulations

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 10 days ago
    I am working on a project that involves a non-hazardous liquid fertilizer.  Does anyone know what, if any, regulations might dictate secondary containment requirements for storage tanks.

    Note, the location is within a few hundred feed of a navigable waterway, so the Army Corps of Engineers may be involve.

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    Dave Barlow
    ES2 Engineering
    Idaho Falls ID
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  • 2.  RE: secondary containment regulations

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 10 days ago

    https://agr.wa.gov/pestfert/fertilizers/secondarycontainment.aspx

     

    Dave –

     

    Don't know where your plant is going....   ...but if in WA, see the above link....

    Other states have similar rules.....

     

    See especially, the link to the presentation entitled "Fertilizer Secondary Containment, DOA".

     

     

    Reams

     

     

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  • 3.  RE: secondary containment regulations

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 8 days ago
    Hi
    I work for a company that makes technical textiles used for secondary and primary  containment.
    We have a data base of liquids that were tested against our membrane and provide exposure and life expectancy data.
    I feel more companies should provide such data.
    What do you think?
    Regards
    Chris Semonelli
    VP Sales & Marketing
    Erez USA
    Middletown Rhode Island

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    Christopher Semonelli
    Vice President Sales & Marketing
    Middletown RI
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  • 4.  RE: secondary containment regulations

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hello!

    While doing environmental engineering work at a local power plant in Arizona, I have been exposed to many environmental regulations. One of those regulations is a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, built by the EPA and included in the Clean Water Act. The design of these regulations are primarily for oil platforms to protect natural water streams and aquifers. In 2016, the EPA settled a lawsuit to include hazardous chemicals in the plan as well. This effect will not go into place until 2019, but that is right around the corner!

    As for non-hazardous materials, I would also provide a secondary containment just to avoid industrial discharge issues and Clean Water Act violations in the event of a spill. In my experience, the EPA, state and local environmental regulatory agencies have been known to throw the book at you after you receive a Notice of Violation (NOV).

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    Brent Morrison, EIT
    Gilbert, AZ
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  • 5.  RE: secondary containment regulations

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi
    I do think that the regulations under, https://www.epa.gov/rcra, govern Hazardous and non hazardous waste containment on the Federal Level.
    And then each state will have its own set as well.
    regards
    Chris Semonelli

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    Christopher Semonelli
    Vice President Sales & Marketing
    Middletown RI
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