CITY of LAREDO

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

      GUIDANCE MANUAL

 

 

 

 

LESSON PLAN

COURSE: Guidance Manual Training      

SUBJECT: Lesson 3      LONG TERM STORAGE FACILITIES

TIME  REQUIRED:        

DATE PREPARED:        8/3/99; edit 9/24/99; 10/31/99     

TRAINING AIDS: Overhead transparencies,  Projector

OBJECTIVES: Explain requirements for LTSFs

 

 

 


   T’ng

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    Main Points

 

                                       Instructor Comments

 

 

 

 

 

OH #1

 

Title Page &

Lesson Intro

 

NEW,

EXISTING, and MINIMAL

 

LONG TERM STORAGE FACILITIES: 

In this session we will cover the requirements for permitting Long Term Storage Facilities.         

 

A  long term storage facility permit classification applies to all long term storage facilities where any hazardous material (as defined in §33-17.1) is placed in, on, or about the storage facility.   Any person or entity subject to a long term storage facility classification must meet and maintain the requirements of 33-18.16, Subpart A.

As noted in the definitions we’ll cover shortly, there are three types of long term storage facilities: NEW, EXISTING, and MINIMAL.  The Ordinance begins with a description of the requirements for a NEW storage facility. 

The requirements for an EXISTING facility are the same as for a NEW facility, except that the Ordinance allows the Fire Chief to approve a “provisional” permit under certain conditions when an existing long term storage facility is unable to immediately meet the standards of the Ordinance. 

Likewise, the requirements for a MINIMAL storage facility are the same as for a NEW storage facility, except that an applicant may opt to submit a short form Hazardous Materials Management Plan.

 

Again, we’ll follow the GM fairly closely.  Feel free to raise questions at any time.  We’ll start with applicable definitions

 

 

 

 

 


OH #2

 

Selected Definitions

 

Selected Definitions

Long Term Storage Facility means a storage facility containing hazardous materials that is no longer under active shipping papers, or is not being stored or handled incidental to transportation.

Existing Long Term Storage Facility means a long term storage facility in existence as of the effective date of this article, or for which a building permit was issued prior to the effective date of this article.

New Long Term Storage Facility means a long term storage facility where construction begins after the date of enactment of this article

Long Term Minimal Storage Facility means a long term storage facility where the quantity of each hazardous material or mixture containing a hazardous material stored or handled in an aggregate quantity for the facility at any one time during a reporting year is five hundred (500) pounds or less for solids, fifty‑five (55) gallons or less for liquids, or two hundred (200) cubic feet or less at STP for compressed gases.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #3

 

Selected Definitions, Part 2

 

Pipes means pipeline systems which are used in connection with the storage of hazardous materials exclusively within the confines of a facility and which are not intended to transport hazardous materials in interstate or intrastate commerce or to transfer hazardous materials in bulk to or from a marine vessel.

Segregation of Hazardous Materials shall the same meaning as given in 49 CFR  §177.848 and any table or appendix thereto.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #4

 

Requirements for New Long Term Storage Facilities 33-18.16A.2

 

Requirements for New Long Term Storage Facilities

All new long term storage facilities must meet and maintain certain standards related to monitoring systems, containment, separation of certain hazardous materials classes, and drainage.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #5

 

Monitoring Systems:

 

Monitoring Systems: HMs which are liquid or solid at standard temperature and pressure (STP) must be stored in such a way that a monitoring system is capable of detecting when or if the HM stored in the primary containment has entered the secondary containment. 

     The preferred monitoring method of the primary containment is visual inspection.  The Fire Department may require other monitoring devices, including attention‑getting visual and/or audible alarms.

     If secondary containment may be subject to the intrusion of water, a means of monitoring for such water shall be required.

 

 

 

 

 


OH #6

 

Containment:

 

Containment:  Hazardous materials which are liquid or solid at STP shall be stored in a primary and secondary level of containment which shall be installed and maintained according to the following:

• All primary containment shall be product‑tight, and shall have overfill protection which may include an overfill prevention device and/or an attention‑getting high level alarm.

• The secondary containment shall

be constructed of materials of sufficient thickness, density, and composition so as not to be structurally weakened as a result of contact with the discharged hazardous materials and so as to be capable of containing hazardous materials discharged from a primary container for a period of time equal to or longer than the maximum anticipated time sufficient to allow recovery of the discharged hazardous material.

Where only one primary container is installed, the secondary containment shall be large enough to contain at least one hundred ten percent (110%) of the volume of the primary container.

Where multiple primary containers are installed in a secondary containment, the secondary container shall be large enough to contain one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the volume of the largest primary container placed in it or ten percent (10%) of the aggregate internal volume of all primary containers in the secondary containment whichever is greater.

If the secondary containment is open to rainfall, then it must be able to additionally accommodate the volume of a twenty-four-hour rainfall as determined by a twenty-five year storm history.

Laminated, coated, or clad materials shall be considered single-walled, and shall not be construed to fulfill the requirements of both primary and secondary containment.

 

 

 

 

 

•OH #7

 

Containment Variances

 

Variance from the Secondary Containment Requirements

Variance -- An applicant may apply to the hazardous materials management permit office for a variance from the secondary containment requirements if the applicant can demonstrate that: the requirement of secondary containment creates an unusual and particular hardship; that an equivalent degree of protection is provided by the  proposed alternative; and that the proposed alternative has been appropriately certified as providing an equivalent degree of protection by an independent engineer (per §33-16.4).  The request for a variance must be submitted on a form provided by the Fire Department.

• Variance Issuance -- The Fire Chief or his/her designee may grant a variance from a secondary containment requirement based only on the special circumstances of the storage facility and not on a class or category of storage facilities. The decision of the Fire Chief or his/her designee shall be according to §33-18.5, §33-18.6, and §33-18.8.

• Variance Denial --  A variance from a secondary containment requirement may be denied according to §33-18.13, but the applicant may appeal the decision according to §33-18.14.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #8

 

Separation of Materials:

 

Separation of Materials:  Materials that in combination may cause a fire, or explosion, or the production of a flammable, toxic, or poisonous gas, or the deterioration of a primary or secondary container shall be separated in both the primary and secondary containment so as to avoid intermixing.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #9

 

Drainage Systems:  

 

Drainage Systems:   Drainage must be installed and maintained such that all precipitation is controlled in a manner that prevents hazardous materials from being discharged; all drainage system drain flows can be controlled;  all storage facilities contain a means of removing the water by the owner or operator; and any water removal system also provides for a means of analyzing the removed water for hazardous substance contamination and, if contaminated, a means of disposing of the water at an authorized disposal facility.

 

 

 

 

 


OH #10

 

Requirements for Existing Long Term Storage Facility  33-18.16A.3

 

Requirements for Existing Long Term Storage Facility

All existing long term storage facilities shall meet and maintain the standards set forth in §33-18.16A.2.

Provisional Permit.  The provisional permit is an exception to this requirement.  If the Fire Chief, or his/her designee, finds that an applicant with an existing long term storage facility is unable to immediately meet the standards set forth in §33-18.16A.2., he/she may approve a provisional permit instead of denying the application.  This approval is subject to conditions to be imposed by this article and the Fire Department for a period of six months from the date of issuance to allow the permittee to meet the required standards set forth in §33-18.16A.2.

Provisional Permit Extension. A provisional permit may be extended for a consecutive period not to exceed six months from the date the previous provisional permit was issued, if necessary.  

 

 

 

 

 


OH #11

 

Provisional Permit Extension Standards.

 

Provisional Permit Extension Standards.  The Fire Chief or his/her designee shall not approve a provisional permit or an extension to a provisional permit if the applicant has not met and maintained the requirements of this subpart not(??) including §33-18.6A.2, or the following standards:

 

a.  Monitoring systems.  If the storage facility contains hazardous materials which contain liquids or solids at STP, it must also be monitored in accordance with a plan, which may include installation of devices and methods approved by the Fire Department with standards as set forth as follows:  

                      Monitoring Plan.  A monitoring plan for each storage system containing hazardous materials which are liquids or solids at STP, shall be submitted to the hazardous materials management permit  office as part of the HMMP;

                      Monitoring Method.  The monitoring plan shall include visual inspection of the primary containment wherever practical; however, if the visual inspection is not practical, an alternative method of monitoring each storage system on a semiannual or more frequent basis may be approved by the Fire Department;

                      Alternative Monitoring Method.  Alternative method(s) of monitoring may include, but are not limited to, pressure testing of piping systems; groundwater monitoring well(s) which are down gradient and adjacent to the storage facility; vapor analysis within the well(s) where appropriate; and analysis of the soil borings at the time of initial installation of the well(s). The number of  well(s), depth of well(s), and sampling frequency shall be approved by the Fire Department.

 

            b.  Containment.  Hazardous materials which are liquid or solid at STP shall be stored in primary containment which shall be product‑tight; and have overfill protection which may include an overfill prevention device and/or an    attention‑getting high level alarm.

 

c.  Separation of materials.  Materials that in combination may cause a fire or explosion, or the production of a flammable, toxic, or poisonous gas, or the   deterioration of a primary container shall be separated in the storage facility so as to avoid intermixing.

 

d.  Drainage Systems.    Drainage shall be installed and maintained so that all precipitation shall be controlled in a manner as to prevent hazardous materials from being discharged; all drainage system drain flows can be controlled; all storage facilities shall contain a means for the owner or operator to remove the water; and any water removal system shall also provide for a means of analyzing the removed water for hazardous substance contamination and a means of disposing of the water, if contaminated, at an authorized disposal facility.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #12

 

More on Provisional Permits

 

Provisional Permit is Conditional.  A provisional permit is conditioned on no unauthorized discharges occurring in, on, or about the storage facility, maintenance of the provisional standards, and any condition the Fire Department may impose.

Provisional Permit Continual Review.  Fire Chief or his/her designee may continually review a provisional permit, and may revoke the permit if permit conditions are not met.

Fire Department Provisional Permit Reviews.   In determining whether an applicant has met the standards for a provisional permit, the Fire Department shall consider the age of the storage facility and any storage system; the methods of containment; the methods of monitoring; the feasibility of the realized retrofit; the concentration of the hazardous materials contained; the severity of potential unauthorized discharge; and the suitability of other long term preventive measures which meet the intent of this article.

No Replacements under Provisional Permits .  During the term of a provisional permit a permittee may not replace any storage facility or storage system not in accordance with the standards of §33-18.16A.2.

Failure to Comply.   All permittees who do not meet the standards of §33-18.16A.2 after all provisional permits and extensions have expired shall close the existing long term storage facility within two (2) years of a decision not to issue a hazardous materials storage and handling permit in accordance with §33‑20.1 and §33-20.2

 

 

 

 

 

OH #13

 

LTSF

Maintenance and Repair  

33-18.16A.4

 

Handling HM

at LTSF 33‑18.16A.5

 

Maintenance and Repair   33-18.16A.4

Each permittee shall maintain its long term storage facility, for which the permit was issued, in a safe and diligent manner.  Each permittee shall obtain additional approvals for certain changes after a permit is issued in accordance with §33-18.9

Handling   33-18.16A.5

All dispensing and mixing of HM at a long term storage facility must be done so that there is no substantial increase in the risk of an unauthorized discharge.   When hazardous materials are moved into or out of a long term storage facility, they shall remain in the travel path only for the time reasonably necessary to move the hazardous material, and such movement shall be in a manner which will not result in an unauthorized discharge.

 

 

 

 

 


OH #14

 

 

 

Secured Facilities   33-18.16A.6

All long term storage facilities shall be secured by means of fences and/or locks which shall be securely locked when unattended.

Emergency Equipment   33×18.16A.7

Emergency equipment at a long term storage facility shall be easily accessible on the premises which is reasonable and appropriate for potential emergencies presented by the stored hazardous materials.  Such equipment shall be regularly tested and adequately maintained.

Posting of Emergency Procedures   33-18.16A.8   

All long term storage facilities shall have a current copy of the permittee's HMMP, HMIS and ERP in a large, rural, metal, U.S. Postmaster approved mail box which is clearly labeled in a marked area accessible to the Fire Department.  Simple emergency procedures shall be posted conspicuously in locations within the storage facility where hazardous materials are stored.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #15

 

The Hazardous Materials Management Plan (HMMP)   33-18.16A.9

 

THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PLAN (HMMP)   33-18.16A.9

HMMP Submittal. All long term storage facilities shall have a current written plan which must be filed with the permit application, to be known as a hazardous materials management plan, which shall demonstrate the safe storage and handling of hazardous materials.

HMMP Amendments.  The HMMP may be amended at any time with the consent of the Fire Department to keep the plan current.

HMMP Approval.  Approval of the HMMP shall not mean that the City or the Fire Department has made an independent determination of the adequacy of that which is described in the HMMP.

HMMP Contents.  Unless the storage facility is a long term minimal storage facility under §33-18.16A.10,  the HMMP shall include the following:

General information

General Site Plan

Building Floor Plan

Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement

Separation of Materials

Monitoring Program

Record Keeping Forms

Emergency Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

OH #16

 

HMMP Contents:

General Info

 

General information. The HMMP shall contain

  the name and address of the storage facility and

  business phone number of applicant,

  names, titles and emer. Tel. #s of primary & alternate response persons

  number of employees, 

  number of shifts,

  hours of operation, and

  principal business activity.

 

 

 

 

 


OH #17

 

HMMP Contents:

General Site Plan

 

General Site Plan The HMMP must contain a map drawn at a legible scale and in a format and detail determined by the Fire Department.  The map shall include, but not be limited to,

the location of all building and exterior storage facilities,

permanent access ways,

evacuations routes,

chemical loading areas,

parking lots, internal roads,

equipment cleaning areas, 

storm and sanitary sewer accesses,

emergency equipment and

adjacent property uses. 

 

The exterior storage areas must be identified with the hazard classes and the maximum quantity per hazard class of hazardous material stored. The Fire Department may also require information as to the location of wells, flood plains, surface water bodies, and/or general land uses (schools, hospitals, institutions, residential areas) within one mile of the facility boundaries. 

 

 

 

 

 

OH #18

 

HMMP Contents:

Building Floor Plan

 

Building Floor Plan Drawn at a legible scale which shall include, but not be limited to,

• the location of each hazardous materials storage facility or system, and

• indication of  rooms, doorways, corridors, exits, fire related assemblies with their hourly rating, location of liquid tight rooms, and evacuations routes. 

• the location of emergency equipment related to each storage facility, and

• the general purpose of the other areas within each facility.

 

For each storage facility, the map shall contain the following information which shall be identified in a coded manner (together with its key):

• A floor plan to scale and the permit quantity limit;

• For each non‑waste HM stored or handled in a quantity greater than the quantities specified in the definition for a long term minimal storage facility, the general chemical name, common/trade name, major constituents for mixtures, UN number, CAS number, and physical state.  For each waste HM stored in any quantity within the storage facility, the presence of wastes shall also be indicated;

• For all HMs, including wastes, stored in each storage facility, the hazard class & the quantity range (per 33‑18.16A.9) for each class, aggregated within each storage facility

• For materials not regulated under this section but regulated under the Uniform Fire Code,  such as radioactive materials or cryogens, the Fire Department may require that the hazard class or classes and the quantity range of each such hazard class, using the quantity ranges (per 33‑18.16A.9) be provided

• For tanks, the capacity limit of each tank and the HM contained in each tank by general chemical name, common/trade name, major constituents for mixtures, United Nations (UN) or North America (NA) number, if available, and physical state.

• The storage facility map shall be updated annually or whenever an additional approval is required for the facility or whenever the HMIS is required to be amended pursuant to §33‑18.16A.13.

 

 

 

 

 

 


OH #19

 

HMMP Contents

-- HMIS

-- Sep’n of Mat’ls

-- Monitoringl

 

HMMP Contents –

 -- Hazardous Materials Inventory Statement per   §33‑18.16A.13

(cover later in OH #24)

 -- Separation of Materials.

describe methods to ensure separation and protection of stored HMs from factors which may cause

fire or explosion

production of a flammable, toxic or poisonous gas

deterioration of the primary or secondly containment

 -- Monitoring Program

describe location, type, manufacturer specifications (if applicable) and suitability of monitoring methods specify frequency of permittee. inspections of storage facilities 

 

 

 

 

 

OH #19

 

HMMP Contents

 

--Record Keeping

--Emer Equip

--Add’l Info

 

HMMP Alternative

 

HMMP Contents

 -- Record Keeping Forms.   An inspection check sheet or log designed to be used in conjunction with routine inspections must be included in HMMP.   The check sheet or log shall provide for the recording of

the date and time of inspection and for monitoring activity,

the date and time of any corrective action taken,

the name of the inspector, and

the countersignature of the responsible official per the HMMP.

 

 -- Emergency Equipment.   A description of the emergency equipment, availability, testing, and maintenance shall be submitted.

 

 -- Variation in Information.  The Fire Department may require additional information for the HMMP where such information is reasonably necessary to meet the intent of this article.

 

HMMP Alternative.   When permittee has submitted a plan which includes substantially the same information as is required for any component(s) of the HMMP to any other public agency regulating hazardous materials, such plan may be submitted to hazardous materials management permit office in lieu of such components.  LFD may give deference to any approval of such plan by the other public agency

 

 

 

 

 


OH #20

 

LONG TERM MINIMAL STORAGE FACILITIES 33-18.16A.10 

 

LONG TERM MINIMAL STORAGE FACILITIES (LTMSF)

 Short Form HMMP Plan Submittal.

Applicant for LTMSF permit may submit short form HMMP.

Short Form HMMP Contents.

General information: include name and address of storage facility; business phone number of applicant; name, titles and emergency phone numbers of the primary response person and an alternate; number of employees, number of shifts, hours of operation, and principal business activity

Line Drawing.

line drawing of storage facility showing

location of actual storage and

hazard class or classes

physical state of HMs being stored

whether any material is a waste

Description of Storage.  

describe how HMs will be stored

be appropriately contained, separated, and monitored

Description of emergency equipment to be maintained

Assurance that any HMs disposal will be in appropriate manner.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #21

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS   33-18.16A

 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS   33-18.16A.11

Plan Submittal.

all LTSFs with HMs must establish and implement written ERP (except for LTMSF or farm)

ERP filed with permit application

ERP maintained at the LTSF for inspection

ERP show safe ER to release or threatened release of HM

 

ERP Contents.    The ERP shall include the following:

• A description of the emergency response plans and procedures the long term storage facility intends to take in the event of a reportable release or threatened release of a HM which shall include, but not be limited to, the  immediate notification to the City Fire Department;

• A description of the procedures for the mitigation of a release or threatened release to minimize any potential harm or damage to persons, property, or the environment:

• A description of evacuation plans and procedures for persons at the long term storage facility which shall at least include immediate audible notice and warning to all persons on the site.

 

ERP Alternative.    Any applicant required to file a pipeline operations contingency   plan in accordance with the regulations of   the Department of Transportation found in 49 CFR Part 195. may file a copy of those plans with the hazardous materials   management permit office instead of filing the ERP.

 

 

 

 

 


OH #22

 

EMPLOYEE TRAINING  33-18.16A

 

EMPLOYEE TRAINING  33-18.16A.12

This section lists the employee training requirements for long term storage facilities.  It lists requirements specific to the Ordinance.  It also incorporates, by reference, certain employee training required by OSHA and by the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The specific employee training requirements of 49 CFR 172.700 et seq., subpart H; 29 CFR 1910.1200; 29 CFR 1910.120; and 29 CFR 1926.65 are explained more fully in  CHAPTER 6 –  EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND TRAINING RECORDS.

 

 

 

 

 


OH # 23

 

Training Required.

 

 

Training Required.    All new employees at the permitted long term storage facility must be trained within ninety (90) days from the date of hire or contract. All other employees working at the permitted long term storage facility must be trained annually by refresher courses by the permit applicant. 

 

Training Curriculum.    The employee training shall at least include

(1) the safety procedures to be utilized in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous material;

(2) the content and familiarity with the ERP;

(3) the technical and managerial responsibilities of each employee;

(4) training in compliance with the HCS (29 CFR 1910.1200); and

(5) all process and workplace safety programs required by OSHA for the workplace hazards specific to the permitted facility. 

[Note to Guidance Manual users: Consider especially the training requirements of 1910.38, 1910.66, 1910.94, 1910.95, 1910.106, 1910.110, 1910.119, 1910.120, 1910.134, 1910.147, 1910.151, 1910.155, 1910.157 and 1910.178.]

 

Information for Instructor

1910.38 – Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans;

1910.66-68 -- Powered Platforms, Manlifts, etc

1910.94 -- Personal Protection;

1910.95--Occupational noise exposure

1910.106--Flammable and combustible liquids.

1910.110 -- Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases;

1910.119 – Process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.

1910.120 -- Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

1910.132-139 – Personal Protective Equipment; and

1910.134 -- Respiratory Protection;

1910.147 -- Lockout-Tagout;

1910.151 – Medical Services and First Aid;

1910.155 -- Fire Protection and fire Brigades;

1910.157 – Portable Fire Extinguishers;  and

1910.165 – Employee Alarm Systems;

1910.178 -- Powered Industrial Trucks

 

Additional Training.   All hazmat employees engaged in the handling of non‑waste hazardous materials or substances must receive training which complies with the training requirements specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H (172.700-172.704). 

All hazmat employees engaged in hazardous waste operations and/or emergency response must receive training which complies with the training requirements specified in 29 CFR 1910.120 for

HAZardous Waste OPerations and Emergency Response.  

[Note: OSHA’s 1910.120 is the General Industry “hazwoper” standard.  For those entities covered by OSHA’s Construction Industry standards, OSHA provides an essentially identical “hazwoper” standard at 29 CFR 1926.65.]

 

 

 

 

 


OH #24

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVENTORY STATEMENT   33-18.16A.13

 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INVENTORY STATEMENT (HMIS) 33-18.16A.13

Statement Submittal.   Unless the permit concerns a long term minimal storage facility, all long term storage facilities which may contain hazardous materials or a mixture containing hazardous materials which have a quantity greater than that allowed in long term minimal storage, facilities shall have a current hazardous materials inventory statement (HMIS) which must be filed with the permit application.

HMIS Contents. The HMIS shall include the following:

For non-wastes. The general chemical name, common trade name, major constituents for mixtures, the manufacturer, United Nations (UN) number, Chemical Abstract Services number, and the hazard class or classes and the material safety data sheet (MSDS) or  equivalent information as required by the Fire Department;

For wastes.  The U.S. EPA. uniform hazardous waste manifest for wastes or equivalent information, including the general chemical and mineral composition of the waste listed by probable maximum and minimum concentration, and the hazard class or classes;

A listing of the chemical name and common names of every other hazardous material mixture containing a hazardous material handled by the permittee which is not listed above;

The maximum amount of each hazardous material or mixture containing a hazardous material disclosed in paragraphs (1), (2) or (3) (above) which is handled at any one time by the permittee over the course of the year;

(As an alternative, the HMIS may report the amount of hazardous material under this section by ranges, rather than a specific amount, as long as those ranges provide the information necessary to meet the needs of emergency rescue personnel to determine the potential hazard from a release of the materials.

Sufficient information on how and where the disclosed hazardous materials are handled by the permittee to allow City personnel to prepare adequate emergency responses to potential releases of the hazardous materials;

The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code number of the permittee if applicable.

The  name and twenty-four hour phone number(s) of the person representing the permittee who is able to assist emergency personnel in the event of an emergency involving the long term storage facility during non-business hours.

Amendments. All long term storage facilities shall amend the HMIS within 30 days of a change if the facility begins the storage or handing of any hazardous material not listed on the HMIS, but required to be listed; or there is an increase of one hundred (100) per cent or more in the quantity of a previously disclosed material; or there is an increase in the quantity range; or there is a change in business address ownership or business name.

 

 

 

 

 

OH #25

 

PERMITTEE INSPECTIONS AND RECORDS   33-18.16A.14

 

PERMITTEE INSPECTIONS AND RECORDS   33-18.16A.14

Inspections by permittee.   All long term storage facilities shall be regularly inspected by the responsible permittee to assure compliance with this article, and shall maintain logs or file reports in accordance with its HMMP.   The inspector conducting such inspections shall be qualified to conduct such inspections.

Special inspections.   If the permittee does not have an inspector who has the technical expertise to assure compliance with this article, the Fire Department may require the permittee to periodically employ a special inspector to conduct an audit or assessment of the permittee's facility to make a hazardous material safety evaluation and to determine compliance with the provisions of this article.

Inspector -- The special inspector shall be a qualified person or firm who shall demonstrate expertise to the satisfaction of the Fire Department.

Inspection Report -- The special inspection report shall include an evaluation of the facilities, and recommendations consistent with the provisions of this article where appropriate. A copy of the report shall be filed with the Fire Department at the same time that it is submitted to permittee.

Permittee Actions -- The permittee shall, within thirty (30) days of said report, file with hazardous materials management permit office a plan to implement all recommendations, or shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Fire Department why such recommendations shall not be implemented.

Substitute Inspections.  An inspection by an employee of a state or federal public agency who is trained to inspect hazardous material facilities may be deemed by the Fire Department as a substitute for the requirements in 33-18.16A.14 (A) (Inspections by Permittee), or 33-18.16A.14 (B) (Special Inspections).

Maintenance of records.   The permittee shall maintain all inspection records for a period not less than three (3) years.  The permittee shall make the inspection records available to the Fire Department during normal working hours and upon reasonable notice.

 

 

 

 

 

OH # 26

 

Summary & Questions