Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.
Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility
SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
are informed of the requirements under applicable pollution control laws, rules and regulations. The training also covers risks associated with potential exposure to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas. All Clearwater field personnel also receive an initial 40-hour HAZWOPER training (and 8-hour annual refresher training) as per OSHA standard.
Clearwater ensures that all contractor personnel are familiar with the facility operations, safety procedures, and spill prevention and control procedures described in this Plan prior to working at the facility. All contractors working at the facility receive a copy of this SPCC Plan. Avonlea personnel visiting the facility receive training similar to that provided to Clearwater oil handling employees.
Clearwater management holds briefings with field operations personnel (including contractor personnel as appropriate) at least once a year, as described below.
3.5.1Spill Prevention Briefing
The Field Operations Manager conducts Spill Prevention Briefings annually to ensure adequate understanding and effective implementation of this SPCC Plan. These briefings highlight and describe known spill events or failures, malfunctioning components, and recently developed precautionary measures. The briefings are conducted in conjunction with the company safety meetings. Sign-in sheets, which include the topics of discussion at each meeting, are maintained with this Plan at Clearwater’s field office. A Discharge Prevention Briefing Log form is provided in Appendix E to this Plan and is used to document the briefings. The scheduled annual briefing includes a review of Clearwater policies and procedures relating to spill prevention, control, cleanup, and reporting; procedures for routine handling of products (e.g., loading, unloading, transfers); SPCC inspections and spill prevention procedures; spill reporting procedures; spill response; and recovery, disposal, and treatment of spilled material.
Personnel are instructed in operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent the discharge of oil, and in applicable federal, state, and local pollution laws, rules, and regulations. Facility operators and other personnel have an opportunity during the briefings to share recommendations concerning health, safety, and environmental issues encountered during facility operations.
The general outline of the briefings is as follows:
Responsibilities of personnel and Designated Person Accountable for Spill Prevention;
Spill prevention regulations and requirements;
Spill prevention procedures;
Spill reporting and cleanup procedures;
History/cause of known spill events;
Equipment failures and operational issues;
Recently developed measures/procedures;
Version 1.0, 11/28/2005