City Hospital Maintenance Facility - Georgia

Value of Project: $4,000

Scope: Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

The facility/site operates as a maintenance shop for all the emergency services vehicles. Facility personnel installed a 10,000-gallon above-ground storage tank (AST) at the site in 2011 to save time and resources. A Spill, Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan was required for the facility to prevent an oil discharge/spill from entering the waters of the United States.

Maxis prepare the SPCC Plan in accordance with the guidelines outlined in 40 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) 112.7. The AST was installed before the SPCC Plan was prepared, so Maxis had to utilize engineering controls (storm sewer covers) and best management practices (BMPs) to satisfy the site’s “general” secondary containment requirement. Additionally, multiple facility modification were recommended to prevent an accidental oil spill from impacting the subsurface soil and/or groundwater.

Maxis communicated/coordinated multiple hospital personnel, so the SPCC Plan would satisfy both operational and environmental compliance requirements. Maxis saved money/resources by utilizing active engineering controls over passive measures, which would have required additional facility improvements.