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  • SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURE PLAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA

    for

    University of California San Diego La Jolla, California

    Effective March 2018

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

    LIST OF TABLES iii LIST OF FIGURES iii

    1. INTRODUCTION 1

    1.1 Plan Organization 1 1.2 Plan Applicability 2 1.3 SPCC Plan/Program Administration 2

    1.3.1 Plan Coordinators and Emergency Contacts 2 1.3.2 Plan Amendments 2 1.3.3 Review and Re-certification of Plan 3 1.3.4 Location of SPCC Plan 3

    1.4 Conformance to Applicable Standards 3 1.5 Plan Certifications 4

    1.5.1 Professional Engineer Certification 4 1.5.2 Facility Certification 5 1.5.3 Certification of the Applicability of the Substantial Harm Criteria Checklist 5

    2. CAMPUS BACKGROUND 6

    2.1 UC San Diego Main Campus Description 6 2.1.1 Location and Activities 6 2.1.2 Campus Layout and Site Plan 6

    2.2 Campus Drainage 7 2.3 Campus Storage Capacity 7

    2.3.1 Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) 7 2.3.2 55-Gallon Drums 8 2.3.3 Elevators and Transformers 8 2.3.4 Emergency Generators (EGs) 8 2.3.5 Oil Water Separators 8 2.3.6 Underground Storage Tanks 8 2.3.7 Motive Power Containers 8 2.3.8 Cooking Oil ASTs 8

    2.4 Oil Handling Activities 9 2.4.1 Piping 9 2.4.2 Fuel Loading/Unloading 9

    2.5 Spill Containment Measures 10 2.5.1 Passive Secondary Containment 10 2.5.2 Active Secondary Containment 11

    2.6 SPILL/RELEASE POTENTIAL AND DIRECTION OF FLOW 12 2.6.1 Fuel Loading/Unloading 12 2.6.2 Leaky Valves or Piping 12 2.6.3 Tank Failure, Rupture or Puncture 12 2.6.4 Mishandling of Drums 12 2.6.5 Hydraulic Systems at Powell Complex 12

    2.7 Security 13 2.8 Spill History 13 2.9 Equipment Not Yet Fully Operational 13

  • 3. DISCHARGE PREVENTION 14

    3.1 Inspections 14 3.1.1 ASTs, Drums, Generators, Mobile Equipment, and Associated Piping 14 3.1.2 Transformers 14 3.1.3 Elevators 14 3.1.4 Spill Kits 15

    3.2 Integrity Testing 15 3.3 Loading and Unloading Best Management Practices 15 3.4 Discharge of Stormwater from Diked Areas 15 3.5 SPCC Education and Awareness 16

    4. DISCHARGE RESPONSE 17

    4.1 Small, Incidental Releases 17 4.2 Large Spills (Releases of Oil Greater Than 42 Gallons) 17

    4.2.1 Oil Spill Contingency Plan 17 4.3 Equipment for Spill Response and Personal Protection 17 4.4 Spill Response Contractor 18

    5. DISCHARGE REPORTING 19

    5.1 University Reporting 19 5.2 Federal Reporting 19 5.3 State & Local Reporting 21

    REFERENCES 23 TABLES FIGURES APPENDIX A - Re-Certification of the SPCC Plan APPENDIX B - Certification of the Applicability of the Substantial Harm Criteria Checklist APPENDIX C - SPCC Rule Compliance Cross-Walk APPENDIX D - Loading and Unloading Procedures APPENDIX E – Drainage Log APPENDIX F - Spill Report Form APPENDIX G - SPCC Compliance Schedule APPENDIX H – Industry Inspection Guidelines APPENDIX I – Transformer Inspection Guidelines APPENDIX J – Spill Response Contact List

  • LIST OF TABLES Table No. Title I Summary of Storage, Use, Prediction of Oil Flow and Direction During Release LIST OF FIGURES Figure No. Title 1 Site Locus 2 General Site Map 3 Site Map – AST’s and Drum Containers 4 Site Map – Emergency Generators & Mobiles 5 Site Map – Transformers

  • 1

    1. INTRODUCTION This Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan (Plan) is required for the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) because the volume of aboveground oil storage at the campus is greater than the applicability threshold under the federal SPCC regulations (40 CFR 112). A SPCC Plan is required for facilities which have an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of oil greater than 1,320 gallons in containers greater than 55-gallons in capacity. As of the preparation date of this SPCC Plan, UC San Diego’s aboveground oil storage capacity is approximately 200,000 gallons. UC San Diego operates underground storage tanks (USTs) containing petroleum products, however, the USTs are subject to the technical requirements of 40 CFR, Part 280, as well as the state analogue to these federal regulations. Consequently, the USTs are exempt from SPCC plan requirements except for identification of their locations on the Site Plan. This SPCC Plan has been prepared in accordance with good engineering practices. This SPCC Plan has the full approval of UC San Diego management to commit the necessary resources for implementation. 1.1 Plan Organization This SPCC Plan is divided into the following five sections: Introduction Section 1 presents the administrative elements of the SPCC Plan including the Plan’s overall conformance with State and Federal SPCC regulations, where the Plan is located, who maintains control over the Plan, the process and requirements for updating/modifying the Plan, and certifications. Campus Background Section 2 provides a physical description of UC San Diego’s’ campus and its oil storage locations, in- place containment measures, and potential release scenarios. Section 2 provides an overview of UC San Diego’s’ campus, discusses oil storage/handling locations and practices, and provides details about where and how a release would impact the Site. The Section specifically discusses oil storage inventory, active and passive spill containment, facility drainage, release scenarios, and historical spill events. Discharge Prevention Section 3 begins the active portion of this SPCC Plan. This section discusses requirements for inspections, integrity testing, best management practices, personnel training, plan amendment, plan review, and recordkeeping. These are actions that must be performed by UC San Diego personnel on a continual basis to prevent oil discharges from occurring. Discharge Response Section 4 describes the response actions and activities that will lead UC San Diego personnel in the event oil is discharged to the environment. A discussion of discharge event sizes, discharge notification procedures, and spill response activities are provided. Discharge Reporting Section 5 describes the verbal and written requirements associated with a discharge event. Federal and State reporting is discussed as well as recordkeeping requirements.

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    1.2 Plan Applicability This SPCC Plan was written specifically for UC San Diego’s main campus located on Gilman Drive, in La Jolla, California (Figure 1). The campus is generally bounded by Genesee Ave. to the north, Torrey Pines Road and La Jolla Village Drive to the south, Regents Road to the east, and Torrey Pines Road and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Interstate Highway 5 (I-5) passes through the eastern portion of the campus, separating the main campus from the UC San Diego Medical Center and Mesa Housing. The Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), located to the southwest of the main campus, is included as part of the main campus for purposes of this SPCC Plan. 1.3 SPCC Plan/Program Administration The Campus SPCC Coordinator will maintain control over the SPCC Plan/SPCC Program and will engage UC San Diego Departments: Resource Management & Planning (RMP), Housing, Dining & Hospitality (HDH), UC Health Systems, and Student Affairs (SA) for management of containers and oil handling activities, as necessary. 1.3.1 Plan Coordinators and Emergency Contacts

    The Campus SPCC Coordinator is: Name: Tod Ferguson Title: Hazardous Materials Business Plan Manager 9500 Gilman Drive #0089 La Jolla, CA 92093-0089 Office Phone: 858.534.9745 Office Fax: 858.534-1564 The Campus SPCC Coordinator is responsible for overall administration of this SPCC Plan, including amendments, certifications, reporting, record-keeping, education, and spill response. In addition, the Campus SPCC Coordinator is responsible for coordinating inspections and maintaining records of inspections and spill incidents.

    1.3.2 Plan Amendments

    This SPCC Plan must be amended whenever there is a change in campus design, construction, operation or maintenance which materially affects the campus’ potential for the discharge of oil into or upon the navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines. Such changes may include, but are not limited to:  Addition to or reduction of oil storage capacity;  Types of oil materials stored, used or generated;  Modifications to containment areas;  Drainage system modifications; and  Changes in SPCC Plan coordination and/or emergency contact numbers. A registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) must certify all non-administrative amendments to the SPCC Plan.

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    1.3.3 Review and Re-certification of Plan

    Regardless of whether changes have occurred at the campus, this SPCC Plan must also be reviewed and evaluated at least once every five years. If the review identifies an increased potential for a release, the SPCC Plan will be amended within six months to include more effective prevention and control technology if such technology will significantly reduce the likelihood of a spill event at the campus, as long as such technology has been field-proven at the time of the review. The SPCC Plan may be periodically amended to reflect changes in the campus. Any technical amendments to the SPCC Plan must be re-certified by a P.E. The five-year SPCC Plan review and evaluation will be documented by signing a statement as to whether the Plan will be amended

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