Annual Site Visit Trip Report

Conduct Facility Site Tour with General Environmental Inspection Checklists

  • Discussion:

General Environmental Site Inspection Checklist

  • Empty Drums and Non-Haz/Haz Waste Container Storage Areas

  • 1. Are drums/containers free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 2. Are drums/containers closed if not in use?

  • 3. Are drums/containers clearly labeled with contents and date of generation? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 4. Are waste stored in compatible containers? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 5. Are incompatible wastes stored separately? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 6. Are empty drums clearly labeled, RCRA empty, and properly stored for disposal or reuse?

  • 7. Is secondary containment provided/adequate? (largest container plus 25/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 8. Is secondary containment system free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 9. Is water being discharged at the time of this inspection?

  • 10. Is the water in the containment free of any sheen?

  • 11. Are the manual open-and-close valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • 12. Are storm water releases from the containment being properly documented?

  • General Comments:

  • Waste Storage Photos:

  • Raw Material Storage Areas (Drums, Totes, Super Sacks, etc)

  • 1. Are drums/containers free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 2. Are drums/containers closed if not in use?

  • 3. Are drums/containers clearly labeled with contents? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 4. Are incompatible wastes stored separately? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 5. Is secondary containment provided/adequate? (largest container plus 25/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 6. Is secondary containment system free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 7 . Is water being discharged at the time of this inspection?

  • 8. Is the water in the containment free of any sheen?

  • 9. Are the manual open-and-close valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • 10. Are storm water releases from the containment being properly documented?

  • General Comments:

  • Raw Material Storage Photos:

  • AST Product Storage Areas

  • 1. Are tank shells free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 2. Are drums/containers (if any) located throughout the AST area closed if not in use?

  • 3. Are ASTs clearly labeled with contents? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 4. Are ASTs compatible with the materials being stored? (mark N/A if no waste on site during time of inspection)

  • 5. Are tank foundations in good condition? (largest container plus 25/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 6. Is tank piping free if leaks and in good condition?

  • 7. Are drip buckets and pans labeled and less than 3/4 full with lids readily accessible?

  • 8. Are pumps and pump pads free of excessive product leakage/spillage?

  • 9. Each container equipped with at least one of the following for liquid level sensing:

  • (i) Are high level alarms with an audible or visual signal at a constantly attended operation or surveillance station working properly?

  • (ii) Are high level cutoff pumps working properly?

  • (iii) Are direct audible or code signal communication between container gauges and pumping station (procedure) working properly?

  • (iv) Are fast response systems (such as digital computers, telepulse, or direct vision gauges) working properly?

  • (v) Are the liquid level sensing devices regularly tested to ensure proper operation?

  • 10. Is secondary containment provided/adequate? (largest container plus 25/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 11. Is the secondary containment system free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 12. Is water being discharged at the time if this inspection?

  • 13. Is water in the containment area free of any sheen?

  • 14. Are the manual open-and-close containment valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • 15. Are storm water releases from the containment being properly documented?

  • 16. Is adequate lighting provided so that it assists in the discovery of discharges during hours of darkness?

  • 17. Is tank integrity regularly inspected using a non-destructive method other than visual inspection?

  • General Comments:

  • AST Storage Area Photos:

  • Outfall Areas

  • 1. Are stored and spilled materials being prevented from reaching inlets, pipes, or ditches?

  • 2. Are controls to minimize materials being carried by runoff to drainage ways (silt fencing, screens over inlets, etc) in good shape and operating properly?

  • 3. If outfalls leaving properly are flowing during dry weather, is flow due to permitted non-storm water discharge? (mark N/A if none is flowing)

  • 4. Are inlets, pipes, ditched and ponds free of excess sediment, debris, raw materials, oil sheen, and other possible contaminants?

  • 5. Are the manual open-and-close containment valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • General Comments:

  • Outfall Area Photos:

  • Lab Area (if applicable)

  • 1. Are all Satellite Accumulation Areas marked with with proper signage? (mark N/A if none)

  • 2. Is all waste accumulated by the lab being logged?

  • 3. Are signs present to warn of pouring chemicals down sinks/ drains?

  • 4. Is the procedure for handling mercury thermometers working properly?

  • General Comments:

  • Lab Area Photos:

  • Truck Unloading/ Loading Rack Areas (if applicable)

  • 1. Are starter controls on pumps locked in the "off" position and accessible only to authorized personnel when not in non-operating/non-standby status?

  • 2. Are all hoses, pipes, and valves free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 3. Are drip buckets and pans labeled and less than 3/4 full with lids readily accessible?

  • 4. Are standard procedures for loading/unloading working properly?

  • 5. Are the lower-most drains and all outlets on trailers being inspected prior to filling/departure?

  • 6. Is an early departure warning device in place during loading/unloading events? (STOP sign, wheel clocks, etc.)

  • 7. Is secondary containment provided/adequate? (largest container plus 25 year/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 8. Is the secondary containment system free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 9. Is water being discharged at time if this inspection?

  • 10. Is water in the containment free of any sheen?

  • 11. Are the manual open-and-close containment valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • 12. Are the storm water releases from the containment being properly documented?

  • 13. Is adequate lighting provided for the nighttime operations and so that it assists in the discovery of discharges occurring during hours of darkness?

  • General Comments:

  • Truck Loading/ Unloading Rack Area Photos:

  • Railcar Unloading/ Loading Rack Areas (if applicable)

  • 1. Are starter controls on pumps locked in the "off" position and accessible only to authorized personnel when not in non-operating/non-standby status?

  • 2. Are all hoses, pipes, and valves free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 3. Are drip buckets and pans labeled and less than 3/4 full with lids readily accessible?

  • 4. Are standard procedures for loading/unloading working properly?

  • 5. Are the lower-most drains and all outlets on trailers being inspected prior to filling/departure?

  • 6. Is an early departure warning device in place during loading/unloading events? (STOP sign, wheel clocks, etc.)

  • 7. Is secondary containment provided/adequate? (largest container plus 25 year/ 24 hour rain event)

  • 8. Is the secondary containment system free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 9. Is water being discharged at time if this inspection?

  • 10. Is water in the containment free of any sheen?

  • 11. Are the manual open-and-close containment valves maintained in a locked and closed position when not discharging?

  • 12. Are the storm water releases from the containment being properly documented?

  • 13. Is adequate lighting provided for the nighttime operations and so that it assists in the discovery of discharges occurring during hours of darkness?

  • General Comments:

  • Railcar Loading/ Unloading Rack Area Photos:

  • Dock Area (if applicable)

  • 1. Are starter controls on pumps locked in the "off" position and accessible only to authorizes personnel when in non-operating/non-standby status?

  • 2. Are all hoses, pipes, and valves free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 3. Are drip pans free of cracks, holes, or other breaches?

  • 4. Are containment valves maintained in the locked and closed position?

  • 5. Are drip pans clean and free of accumulated liquid?

  • 6. Is a copy of the current Dock Operations Manual available at the dock?

  • General Comments:

  • Dock Area Photos:

  • Best Management Practices / General Facility Information

  • 1. Are Good Housekeeping measures sufficient?

  • 2. Are inspections conducted on a regular basis?

  • 3. Are employees being routinely trained on pollution and spill prevention measures?

  • 4. Are spill cleanup materials readily available in adequate amounts?

  • 5. Is adequate security provided and in adequate working order to prevent discharges occurring through acts of vandalism? (Fences, gates, cameras, lighting, etc.)

  • 6. Are all pad mounted oil-filled transformers free of leaks and in good condition?

  • 7. Is adequate lighting provided so that it assists in the discovery of discharges occurring during hours of darkness?

  • General Comments:

  • Inspector Signature

Observe Any Previous Spill/Release Sites

  • Previous spill release sites?

Observe Any New/Current Construction

  • New/ Current construction?

Review Filing System and Files

  • Filing system issues?

Software Review/Help (EIS, ePlans, etc)

  • Software review/help?

Provide Any Other Needed Assistance

  • Other observations?

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