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Regulatory Compliance

How BREG Helps You Comply With SPCC Regulations

Understanding federal, state and local SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures) regulations can be overwhelming. Worse, non-compliance can result in costly fines as high as $30,000 or more. That’s why we’ve prepared the following regulation summaries plus a listing of Breg Catalog Products engineered to help you comply. For further information, you can refer to the Code of Federal Regulations at:

Clean, Dry Floors

BREG Products Designed To Help You Comply:
  • Sorbent Pads & Rolls
  • Spill Kits
29 CFR – OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) Summaries:

29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2)

  • Floors in your workplace should be maintained in a clean and, so far as possible, a dry condition.

29 CFR 1910.107(b)(3)

  • Combustible floors in a spray booth or work area shall be covered with noncombustible material of such character as to facilitate the safe cleaning and removal of residues.

29 CFR 1910.107(g)(2)

  • OSHA requires spraying areas to be kept as free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible residues as practical.

29 CFR 1910.120(j)(1)

  • Commonly known as HAZWOPER, requires DOT containers and proper absorbents be kept available and used wherever spills, leaks or ruptures may occur.

29 CFR 1910.1450(e)

  • OSHA requires containment and cleanup materials for spills in laboratories to reduce occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Navigation & Navigable Waters

BREG Products Designed To Help You Comply:
  • Booms
  • Snares
  • Containment Booms
  • Sweeps
33 CFR – USCG (United States Coast Guard) Summary:

33 CFR 154.1047(c)(2)

  • Concerning navigation and navigable waters, a facility which handles, stores or transports Group V petroleum oils must identify response plan resources such as containment booms and other methods.

Environmental Protection

BREG Products Designed To Help You Comply:
  • Spill Kits
  • Gutter Guards & Drain Covers
  • Spill Pallets
  • Global Funnels
  • Overpacks
40 CFR – EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Summaries:

40 CFR 112.7 (c) (1)

  • Facilities must have appropriate containment and/or diversionary structures to prevent discharge oil from reaching a navigable water course.

40 CFR 122.26

  • Facilities must have a detailed Stormwater Prevention Plan plan in place to prevent illegal discharge of pollutants into waterways.

40 CFR 263.30(a)

  • If hazardous waste is accidentally discharged during transportation, the transporter must take appropriate, immediate action, such as diking discharge area, to protect human health and the environment.

40 CFR 263.31

  • A transporter must clean up any hazardous waste discharges that occur during transportation.

40 CFR 264.175

  • A hazardous waste container must not sit in its own spill, and it must be able to hold 10% of total volume of liquid or 100% of largest container, whichever is greater.

40 CFR 264.173

  • Containers holding hazardous waste must be kept closed during storage, except when waste is being added or removed.

40 CFR 262.34(c)

  • Accumulation provision allows up to 55 gallons of hazardous waste to be accumulated at or near the point of generation in closed containers.

40 CFR 264.1086

  • Operator shall control air pollutant emissions from wastes containing VOCs by using a continuous seal or barrier.
49 CFR – DOT (Department of Transportation)

49 CFR 173.3(c)(1)

  • If a container of hazardous waste is damaged or leaking, it can be placed in a compatible salvage drum that meets UN criteria for shipping by air, highway, rail or water.

49 CFR 173.12(b)

  • A lab packing container must be a UN 1A2 or UN 1B2 metaldrum, a UN 1D plywood drum, a UN1G fiber drum or a UN 1H2 plastic drum tested and marked for the Packing Group III performance level.

49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(iv)

  • When lab packing, the inner packaging must be surrounded by a chemically compatible absorbent material in sufficient quantity to absorb total liquid contents.