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  • Environmental Screening Checklist and August 2000 Workbook for the Water Transportation Industry W-i

    Disclaimer The environmental screening checklist and workbook are tools to be used to help you evaluate compliance at your facility. They do not contain an exhaustive list or description of all federal environmental regulations that may apply to your facility. In addition, your facility is responsible for knowing and complying with all applicable tribal, state, and local requirements.

  • Table of Contents

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W -iv How Can I Use the Checklist and Workbook? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W - iv How Are the Checklist and Workbook Organized? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W - vi Where Can I Get Help? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W- vii

    CHECKLIST

    SECTION 1.0 WASTE MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W -1 1.1 HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W -1 1.2 USED OIL AND USED FILTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W - 9 1.3 USED RAGS/SHOP TOWELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-14 1.4 ABSORBENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-16 1.5 USED BATTERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-17 1.6 METAL SCRAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-19 1.7 USED ANTIFREEZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-20 1.8 PCB-CONTAINING EQUIPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-23

    SECTION 2.0 WASTEWATER AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-26 2.1 WASTEWATER AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT AT

    WATER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-26 2.2 ACTIVITIES GENERATING WASTEWATER AND/OR STORM WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-34 2.3 SLUDGE MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-36

    SECTION 3.0 DOCKSIDE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-38 3.1 CARGO LOADING AND OFF LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-38 3.2 PAINTING AND PAINT REMOVAL OPERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-40 3.3 FACILITY RENOVATION/DEMOLITION - ASBESTOS CONCERNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-46 3.4 AIR CONDITIONING MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-47 3.5 FUELING OPERATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-52 3.6 EQUIPMENT CLEANING AND SPENT SOLVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-53 3.7 DISPOSAL OF DREDGE AND FILL MATERIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-56 3.8 PESTICIDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-58

    SECTION 4.0 STORAGE TANKS AND SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-60 4.1 UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS (USTS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-60 4.2 ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-63 4.3 SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURES (SPCC) AND EMERGENCY

    RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-65

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    SECTION 5.0 PLANNING AND ACCIDENTAL RELEASE REPORTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-69 5.1 EPCRA PLANNING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-69 5.2 RCRA CONTINGENCY PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-72 5.3 OIL POLLUTION ACT’S FACILITY RESPONSE PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-74 5.4 CAA RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-76

    SECTION 6.0 VESSELS AND UNDERWAY ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-78 6.1 MARINE POLLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-78 6.2 OCEAN DUMPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-86 6.3 DISCHARGING ON SHORE TO WATER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-87 6.4 POLLUTION PREVENTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W-88

    GLOSSARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-1

  • Introduction

    Environmental Screening Checklist and August 2000 Workbook for the Water Transportation Industry W-iv

    INTRODUCTION The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Environmental Screening Checklist and Workbook for the Water Transportation Industry as a public service to the water transportation facilities. EPA’s Office of Compliance, through various meetings with industry representatives, facility owners, and technicians, determined there is a lack of information available to facilities to help them be in or remain in compliance with applicable federal environmental regulations. The checklist and workbook highlight important or key environmental requirements as they apply to the various federal environmental programs.

    HOW CAN I USE THE CHECKLIST AND WORKBOOK?

    You can use the checklist and workbook to evaluate your facility’s compliance with the federal environmental regulations which are applicable to the water transportation industry. The term facility refers to, but not limited to shipping port, shipping sites, terminals, ships, towboats and barges, etc. overseen by owners/operators, tenants, managers, field personnel, etc. who engage in water transportation operations. If problems with compliance are discovered while completing the checklist, you may want to conduct a more comprehensive self-audit.

    You can use the checklist and workbook to evaluate the compliance of either specific activities or areas of your facility, or your entire facility. Specific areas of your facility that you may want to review are shown in Exhibit 1. This exhibit, “Index of Activities and Requirements for the Water Transportation Industry,” is a pictorial representation of specific activities that are regulated or specific environmental requirements at a water transportation facility. A page reference is included next to each activity/requirement which takes you to the appropriate section of the workbook where this topic is discussed. In addition, this exhibit also includes hotlines that you can contact to obtain more information on applicable environmental requirements. As indicated on the exhibit, one good source of environmental information for the transportation sector is the Transportation Environmental Resource Center (TERC). You can reach TERC to request more information on environmental issues or get answers to your transportation-related environmental questions by phone or on the world wide web:

    TERC Toll-Free Info-Line: 1-888-459-0656 TERC Website Address: http://www.transource.org

    Please remember that all of these materials are a beginning, not the final word, on environmental compliance requirements. While federal environmental requirements are highlighted in the checklist and workbook, a comprehensive discussion of all requirements is NOT included. In addition to federal requirements, you may be subject to state, tribal, and/or local requirements. You can use these materials to build a basic understanding or increase your knowledge of federal environmental requirements, and then seek additional assistance from various federal, state, tribal, and local agencies.

    NOTE: If you are the owner of a water transportation facility, you must ensure that your contractors comply with all environmental rules and regulations. Remember: As the owner, you are ultimately responsible for compliance at your facility, even for those activities conducted by your contractors.

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    Exhibit 1. Index of Activities and Requirements for the Water Transportation Industry

  • Introduction

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    HOW ARE THE CHECKLIST AND WORKBOOK ORGANIZED?

    What Is Included? Following this introductory section are the checklist and workbook. These materials include the following sections:

    • Section 1.0 Waste Management • Section 2.0 Wa

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