Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.
Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility
SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
and road/fenceline right-of-way constraints. Additionally, such permanent structures would create land erosion and access problems for the landowner’s farming operations and current uses of the land (e.g., agricultural production, animal grazing).
Other measures listed under 40 CFR 112.7(c) such as the use of sorbents are also impracticable as means of secondary containment since the volumes involved may exceed the sorbent capacity and the facility is attended for only a few hours each day.
Because secondary containment for flowlines outside of the tank battery is impracticable, Clearwater has provided with this Plan additional elements required under 40 CFR 112.7(d), including:
A written commitment of manpower, equipment, and materials required to expeditiously control and remove any quantity of oil discharged that may be harmful (see Appendix H).
An Oil Spill Contingency Plan following the provisions of 40 CFR 109 (see Appendix I).
3.3Other Spill Prevention Measures
3.3.1Bulk Storage Containers Overflow Prevention [112.9(c)(4)]
The tank battery is designed with a fail-safe system to prevent discharge, as follows:
The capacity of the oil storage tanks is sufficient to ensure that oil storage is adequate in the event where facility personnel are unable to perform the daily visit to unload the tanks or the pumper is delayed in stopping production. The maximum capacity of the wells linked to the tank battery is approximately 600 barrels per day. The oil tanks are sized to provide sufficient storage for at least two days.
The tanks are connected with overflow equalizing lines to ensure that a full tank can overflow to an adjacent tank.
3.3.2Transfer Operations and Saltwater Disposal System [112.9(d)]
All aboveground valves and piping associated with transfer operations are inspected daily by the pumper and/or tank truck driver, as described in Section 3.4 of this Plan. The inspection procedure includes observing flange joints, valve glands and bodies, drip pans, and pipe supports. The conditions of the pumping well polish rod stuffing boxes, and bleeder and gauge valves, are inspected monthly.
Components of the produced water disposal system are inspected on a monthly basis by field operation personnel as described in Section 3.4 and following the checklist provided in
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