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     Chemical and Oil Release Notification

Do you know what to do in the event of a chemical or oil release or spill?


Oil Lost Due to Leakage

Leakage rate

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Drops Break into Stream




* source Mobil Oil

A sheen on navigable water is reportable!

Do you know what navigable stream or waters is?


CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response Cleanup
Liability and Compensation Act.

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EPCRA - Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act

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Need a product to clean up oil stains on concrete? Contact SEC.

  • Are you familiar with the federal CERCLA Section 103(a) and EPCRA 304(a) immediate, EPCRA 304(c) notification,  and continuous release reporting requirements?*

  • Do you know when a release is into "the environment", and reportable? 

  • Need help with spill containment ideas or supplies? Are sumps secure?


What about other chemicals?*

This is a complicated area with major penalty provisions. 

To report to National Response Center Chemical Spills/ Releases *

Safety-Kleen Systems Branch Facility in St. Charles, Mo., to Pay $26,782 Penalty for Community Right-to-Know Violations 7/11/2011.

SEC commits to be responsive to your environmental needs.
*Note: State and local agencies may also have release notification requirements, that need to be addressed!
Georgia for example has statute or law on releases
OCGA 12-14-1 with civil penalty up to $1000 per day. Also the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has a reporting requirement.

The abandonment of hazardous waste perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene or "perc") F001 at an closed dry cleaner is considered a release under CERCLA.  CERCLA section 101(22) defines "release" as any "...spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment (including the abandonment or discarding of barrels, containers, and other closed receptacles containing any hazardous substance or pollutant or contaminant)...."

Getting ready to sell your industrial or commercial property? 

  • Than contact SEC for a Phase 1 ESA , or prescreening audit to help identify issues and make for a smoother property transfer. 

Check out the new Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule

Fines can go up to $37,500 per violation per day.  Note: EPA has increased penalty to $37,500.

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