#SCE0417 Spill Cleanup Equipment

The Construction General Permit requires that equipment and materials for cleanup of spills must be available onsite. Spills and leaks must be cleaned up immediately and disposed of properly. In addition, appropriate spill response personnel must be assigned and trained.

To keep your site in compliance, it is highly recommended to have a spill kit onsite. Scott Environmental eases the process of keeping in compliance with this requirement by providing Universal Spill Kits. All Scott Environmental Universal Spill Kits meet the requirements listed under the Construction General Permit, Industrial General Permit, and EPA/OSHA HAZWOPER standards. The included educational materials, along with our training programs, are designed to educate all employees and subcontractors on proper spill response, cleanup, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. Our spill kits are available in 3 different sizes, and are fully customizable to meet your individual needs and ensure your job site is in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. They include emergency response guides, spill cleanup information, personal protective equipment, and absorbent materials like socks and pads, amongst other items. Keep in mind that our spill kits are designed for small and moderate spills. Serious spills may require treatment by trained authorities.

Cleaning Spills

Material spills should never be hosed down or buried. Instead, use absorbent materials to clean the spills immediately. After use, these absorbent materials must be removed and disposed of properly – if the spilled material is hazardous, then the used cleanup materials are also hazardous. The transportation of hazardous materials must follow specific requirements under CFR 49.

If a spill occurs on paved or impermeable surfaces, clean up using “dry” methods (absorbent materials, cat litter, rags). If the spill occurs on exposed soil, contain it by constructing an earthen dike, and dig up and properly dispose of the contaminated soil. If the spill occurs during rain, cover the spill with tarps or other material to prevent contaminating runoff, then remove the spill appropriately.

For more information on our spill kits, please contact our office at (949) 454-1625 or visit our website at www.scottenvironmental.com/spill-kits.