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Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.

Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility

SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and

Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan

In the event of a significant discharge, field personnel must immediately contact the Field Operations Manager, who may obtain assistance from authorized company contractors and direct the response and cleanup activities. Should a discharge reach Big Bear Creek, only physical response and countermeasures should be employed, such as the construction of underflow dams, installation of hard boom and sorbent boom, use of sorbent pads, and use of vacuum trucks to recover oil and oily water from the creek. If water flow is low in the creek, construction of an underflow dam downstream and ahead of the spill flow may be advantageous. Sorbent material and/or boom should be placed immediately downstream of the dam to recover any sheen from the water. If water flow is normal in the creek, floating booms and sorbent boom will be deployed. Vacuum trucks will then be utilized to remove oil and oily water at dams and other access points. Crews should remove oiled vegetation and debris from the creek banks and place them in bags for later disposal. After removal of contaminated vegetation, creek banks should be flushed with water to remove free oil and help it flow down to dams and other access points where it can be recovered by vacuum truck. At no time shall any surfactants, dispersants, or other chemicals be used to remove oil from the creek.

2.3.4Gather Spill Information

The Field Operations Manager will ensure that the Discharge Notification Form is filled out and that notifications have been made to the appropriate authorities. The Field Operations Manager may ask for assistance in gathering the spill information on the Discharge Notification Form (Appendix F) of this Plan:


Reporter’s name


Exact location of the spill


Date and time of spill discovery


Material spilled (e.g., oil, produced water containing a reportable quantity of oil)


Total volume spilled and total volume reaching or threatening navigable waters or adjoining shorelines


Weather conditions


Source of spill


Actions being taken to stop, remove, and mitigate the effects of the discharge


Whether an evacuation may be needed


Spill impacts (injuries; damage; environmental media, e.g., air, waterway, groundwater)


Names of individuals and/or organizations who have also been contacted

2.3.5Notify Agencies Verbally

Some notifications must be completed immediately upon discovering the discharge. It is important to immediately contact the Field Operations Manager so that timely notifications can be made. If the Field Operations Manager is not available, or the Field Operations Manager

Version 1.0, 11/28/2005


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