A bulk petroleum storage facility spill plan is a specialized spill response plan for facilities that store large quantities of oil and other petroleum products. Such facilities may include oil refineries, tank farms, and other similar installations. A bulk petroleum storage facility spill plan is designed to address the specific hazards and risks associated with these types of facilities and the large volumes of oil they contain.
The bulk petroleum storage facility spill plan should include:
- Information about the types of petroleum products stored at the facility
- Details about the storage tanks and pipelines, including capacity, location, and construction materials
- Emergency response procedures, including steps for containing spills, removing spilled product, and cleaning up the site
- A list of equipment and resources needed for spill response, including containment booms, skimmers, absorbent materials, and personnel protective equipment
- Contact information for local emergency responders, spill response organizations, and regulatory agencies
- Procedures for reporting spills to the relevant authorities and the public
- Training and drills to ensure that personnel are prepared to respond effectively to spills
The goal of a bulk petroleum storage facility spill plan is to minimize the impact of spills on the environment, public health, and communities. By having a comprehensive and well-executed spill response plan in place, a bulk petroleum storage facility can demonstrate its commitment to environmental protection and improve its ability to respond quickly and effectively to spills.