Clearwater Oil Company, Ltd.
Big Bear Lease No. 2 Production Facility
SAMPLE Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan
APPENDIX B: Tank Truck Loading Procedures
Loading Tank Truck
Make sure the vehicle tank is properly vented before starting to load or unload. If you are not certain that the trailer is properly vented, you must contact your supervisor and request permission to open the trailer dome before starting to load or unload.
To Load from Storage Tank to Tank Truck
Attach ground cable or bonding clamp to trailer.
Use wheel chocks or other similar barrier to prevent premature departure.
Hook up load hose and open all appropriate valves from storage tank to trailer entry.
Disengage clutch and place pump in load position.
Release clutch slowly.
Adjust throttle to proper engine RPM.
When trailer is loaded to appropriate level, slow engine speed.
Close valve to storage tank.
Loosen loading hose to allow enough air to drain loading hose dry.
Ensure that drips from the hose drain into the spill bucket at the loading area.
Disconnect loading hose completely, close load valve, plug and fasten securely.
Close belly valve on trailer.
Disconnect ground cable.
Promptly clean up any spilled oil.
Inspect lowermost drains and valves of the vehicle for discharges/leaks and ensure that they are tightened, adjusted, or replaced as needed to prevent discharges while vehicle is in transit.
Version 1.0, 11/28/2005