Facilities SOP for Aspects and Impacts
Small Boat and Launch Bilge Oily Water
1. Check bilge compartments for oily water levels on all Boats and Launches that MOP
has the responsibility of.
2. Any levels out of the ordinary contact facilities, if after hour's contact Base security.
3. In an emergency, use the portable oily water separator, which is located in the boat
shed. Operating instructions are on the machine.
4. Oily water is recycled off base by a contractor.
1. All sanitary waste is sent to the Metro Sewage system including the waste from the
2. All garbage from the facility and the ships are collected and put in dumpsters located
through out the facility.
3. No hazardous material will be put in the containers.
1. Steam cleaning will be done only in a designated area where containment can be
2. Operating instruction for the steam cleaner is as follows:
a. Turn on water to unit.
b. Check fuel tank level. Fill if necessary.
c. Grip wand.
d. Turn wand control switch to position No. 1. When a steady stream of high-
pressure water flows from the gun, turn the control switch to No. 2. Burner will
e. Adjust soap metering valve as needed.
1. Used oil from the ships and the facility is sent off site and is recycled by a contractor.
2. Used oil is put into drums and turned over to facilities for storage and recycling.
3. Brake fuilds are to be put into separate container.
4. Ships and base uses refined oil in their machinery.
1. When changing Ballast or transformers check labels to see if the item contains PCB's.
2. Use safety gloves, goggles and a face shield.
3. Ballast and transformer containing PCB's should be properly stored in metal
containers and labeled PCB's.
1. No more than 200 gallons of antifreeze will be stored at MOP at any time. Used
Antifreeze is recycled on and off the base and it will be reused.
2. All used antifreeze will be turned over to Facilites Maintenance for recycling.
1. All emissions go to the atmosphere and are regulated under federal and state limits.
2. Emissions are tested semi-annually to ensure that they are within air quality limits.
Metal, paper, cardboard, plastics
1. All paper, cardboard, and aluminum cans should be put in the white recyclable
dumpsters located at the end of each pier or at the head of "A" pier.
2. Metals are to be striped of non-metal and put in the scrap pile, which is located
behind the warehouse.
3. Some plastics can be recycled. Non-recycled plastic should be trashed.
1. A clean unused drum of appropriate size should be used for disposal of waste
2. The solvents shall be tested.
3. Solvents should go off site as non-hazardous waste.
4. Goggles, rubber gloves, and a face shield will be worn at all times.
1. Certified Asbestos workers or asbestos supervisors will remove all asbestos being
removed from MOP and ships.
2. All asbestos containing materials will be put into proper disposable bags.
3. Proper safety equipment will be worn at all times and air monitoring will be done at
designated times by an asbestos supervisor.
4. Call King County Solid Waste Department for disposal information and times.