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Eric Jonsson HazMat Spec. II Hazardous Materials Programs 4333 Pacheco Boulevard Martinez, CA 94553 925-646-2286 (business line) 925-646-1112 (incident line) www.cchealth.org Certified Unified Program Agency California Accidental Release Program Hazardous Waste Program Underground Storage Tank Program Above Ground Storage Tank Program Uniform Fire Code, Article 80, §103(b)(c)’91 Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program- includes the Hazardous Materials Area Plan Other Programs n Green Business Program n California Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program n Hazardous Materials Incident Resonse n Stormwater Inspection Program Staffing the County HazMat Team n County HazMat staff includes: – 18 HazMat Specialists • All on response team – 2 HazMat Technicians • Keeps track of vehicle/equipment etc. • Also on Incident Response Team – 4 Cal. Accidental Release Program Engineers • Provide technical info about facilities/processes – 3 Management & Administrative Support – 3 On-Call Doctors Operates 24/7 n Regular duty is a 40-hr work week • Respond from Martinez, centrally located • Inspections and Complaint response when not on call n 3 teams of 6 people • Add more people when needed • Every person is assigned the lead role -rotation • On duty every 3rd day, if on duty Friday, you’re on duty for the weekend • Type I, State Fire Marshall? n On Call for Weekends & after hours Resources We Bring n Personnel & Equipment n 2 Primary Vehicles, Flat bed Truck, Box Truck (supply vehicle), and one Pick-Up truck - Field ID Chemical Equipment - Reference Sources - Air Monitoring/Sampling Equip. -Clean Up Equipment -Personal Protective Equipment WMD Schools Chemical – Anniston, AL Biological – Salt Lake City, UT Radiological – Las Vegas, NV Explosives/Ordinance – Socorro, NM n CRHMRO – Transportation Conference – April 2008 in Oakland Resources Available to Us n Mutual Aid, State OES Coastal Region n California National Guard Civil Support Team (C.S.T.) n FBI n Federal EPA n Coast Guard Pacific Coast Strike Team Training – HazMat Response n All CSTI State Certified Technicians / Specialists – recognized by the State Fire Marshall n 4 CSTI Certified HazMat Instructors n 2 Emergency Medical Technicians n Personnel have specialization in - Drug Lab Response - Technical Reference - Rail Cars/Tank Cars - Field Chemical Identification - Radiological - WMD/Terrorism - Asbestos - Lead Stormwater Program n 170 industrial inspections annually in unincorporated Contra Costa County n Marina Project- hazardous waste management, signs,maintenance n Complaint investigation and incident response n Training – Training for our staff, SW conferences, etc – Training provided to Public Works HazMat Hazards in the County n We are the most industrialized CUPA in the state. (17 billion pounds registered with us.) n 4 Refineries & several chemical companies. n Major transportation routes n Pipelines n 2 Main Railroads n Remote Locations – Drug labs – Abandonments – Agricultural chem. Industry affects stormwater All of these aspects of industrial life in Contra Costa County can impact stormwater quality Healthy waters n We know what they look like… n Do we know how to keep them that way? Healthy water n A little thing, maybe, but keeps it clean… Healthy water n A good sign, rock and gravel visible on the bottom Healthy water n EBRPD posted this sign at both entrances to the creek (fencing added along creek at easiest access points) Healthy water? Lake Anza, Tilden Park- could be clearer… Spills: (intentional & accidental) Paint discharged into storm drain in Danville. What can be done here? Can this be cleaned? Can we find the culprits? Cooperative response- San Ramon and CC County Hazmat n Truck accident, diesel spilled to street, drain and creek n SR PW put out absorbant, called in a street sweeper n CC Hazmat pumped out diesel from damaged saddle tanks n CC Hazmat pumped diesel from creek, using same DD pump and a screen Cooperative response (cont) n Discussion regarding flush and vacuum storm drain n SR assumed we would call in a contractor n San Ramon has necessary company on contract (and funding?) n We asked, they called them in Abandonments 14 55-Gallon drums of waste oil, City of Richmond Do you know this is only waste oil? Who responds? Can we make them stop? What enforcement tools are available to the county, Central San, the cities? Soapy Water n Can we prosecute this discharge? n What do we need? n What statute is cited? n Do you allow Scouts, schools to have car washes? Citations n Fish and Game code 5650- any substance or material deleterious to fish, plant, or bird life- To $25,000/occurance n PC 374.7(a),(b)- dumps any waste matter into any bay, lagoon, channel, river, creek, slough, lake, reservoir or and bank or shore within 150 feet of high water or any body of water- To $10,000/occurance Citations n Water code, §§13387(a)(1-7), 13385(a)(1-6), 13350(a), and many others in water code n Prosecution up to Felony and $500,000 for individuals and $2,000,000 for organizations Tanker Truck Rollever 06/09/06 n Safety Issues n Stormwater Issues – Gasoline – Fire foam Toluene spill, Richmond n 3,000 gallons toluene spilled weekend of 5/3/08 Toluene spill, Richmond n 3,000 gallons toluene spilled weekend of 5/3/08 n Thousands gallons potable water Toluene spill, Richmond n 3,000 gallons toluene spilled weekend of 5/3/08 n Thousands gallons potable water n Valve to storm drain inlet left open Toluene spill, Richmond n 3,000 gallons toluene spilled weekend of 5/3/08 n Thousands gallons potable water n Valve to storm drain inlet left open n Toluene to wetland north of Rheem Creek 4333 Pacheco Boulevard Our Office Martinez, CA 94553 925-646-2286 (business line) 925-646-1112 (incident line) www.cchealth.org
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