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Environmental Management (S-7)

"MORE THAN OUR CODE . . . IT'S OUR CORPS"

The Environmental Management System of MCAS Miramar
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures

PROGRAM MANAGER


PHONE:858-577-1623

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The SPCC program is responsible for assisting in environmental compliance of spill prevention control and countermeasures requirements, including the oversight of aboveground and underground storage tanks aboard MCAS Miramar.  This program also governs the station's Facility Response Plan (FRP) which contains the new Spill Contingency Plan.  The FRP demonstrates the facitily's preparedness to respond to a worst case oil discharge at MCAS Miramar.


ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Federal Laws and Applicable Regulations
Law:  

  • Clean Water Act (ASTs/SPCC/FRP);  
  • RCRA Subtitle I (USTs)

Regulation: 

  • 40 CFR 112 (ASTs/SPCC/FRP) ; 
  • 40 CFR 280 (USTs)

State and Local Laws and Applicable Regulations
Law:  

  • California Health & Safety Code (H&SC), 
  • Chapter 6.67 Sect 25270-25270.13 (ASTs) Chapter 6.7 (USTs)

Regulation: 

  • 40CFR112 (ASTs/SPCC); 
  • Title 23 CCR Chapter 16 (USTs)

DoD, DoN, USMC Policy
MCO P5090.2A Ch 3 USMC Environmental Compliance and Protection Manual – Chapter 7 (SPCC, Spill Response); Chapter 18 (USTs)

PROGRAMS, PLANS, RESOURCES AND RESPONSIBILITES

Staff and Program Management

  • SPCC program management aboard Miramar is guided by MCAS Miramar SPCC Plan and Facility Response Plan.  
  • The Environmental Engineering Division SPCC Program Manager is responsible for program implementation.

Plans and SOPs

TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION
Web-Based Training (also available on CD)
  • MCAS Miramar SPCC and Storage Tank Management course on the Environmental Learning Management System (ELMS) – a web-based training tool
  • MCI West SPCC and Storage Tank Management course on the Environmental Learning Management System (ELMS) – a web-based training tool that includes MCAS Miramar as a site specific module. 

In-Person Training Workshops

  • Spill Prevention briefings held annually
  • Presentations of SPCC and Spill Response information at quarterly Environmental Compliance and monthly Hazardous Waste Coordinators (ECC and HWC) meetings

Practice Controls and SOPs

  • SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) Plan
  • FRP (Facilities Response Plan)
PRACTICE-ASPECT-IMPACT-RISK

Environmental Practices 

  • Environmental Standard Operating Procedures (ESOPs)
  • The SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) is in place to regulate the storage and handling of petroleum and other oil-based materials and wastes. Various types and quantities of oil products are stored, transported, and handled throughout the Facility to support vehicle and aircraft maintenance and operations. 

Potential Environmental Impacts and Risk to the Mission

  • Proper management of petroleum reduces risk for releases to the environment and are practiced in order to ensure the protection of health, the environment and property.  
  • Violations and fines have the possibility to adversely impact the Station by causing the shut down of critical operations to the mission and negatively affecting public opinion or image of the Marine operations at MCAS Miramar.
  • Mismanagement of petroleum and lubricant products and waste would have the potential to contaminate soil, washes, vernal pools and navigable waters of the US if spilled contents stream into a storm drain.
  • The SPCC Plan describes the applicable state and federal regulations for spill prevention and control, and provides the methods used to prevent a discharge of OHSs from MCAS Miramar to the navigable waters of the United States or to the adjoining shorelines. The SPCC Plan also serves as a guide for all personnel and Marine Corps units that are responsible for the prevention, response, control, and reporting of all spills of OHSs.
  • The Facility Response Plan (FRP) demonstrates the facility’s preparedness to respond to a worst case oil discharge at the United States (U.S.) Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS Miramar.  Various types and quantities of oils and hazardous substances (OHS) are stored, transported, and handled throughout the Facility to support military building, and vehicle and aircraft maintenance and operation.

 

OBJECTIVES-TARGETS-ACTIONS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
As part of our commitment, all projects, planning and POA&Ms are tracked, followed and resolved using the Marine Corps' WEBCASS at https://webcass.usmc.mil/USMC_WEBCASS/CACWelcomePage.aspx.
AUDIT AND EVALUATION OF COMPLIANCE
Audits
  • The Environmental Engineering Division evaluates the efficiency of the SPCC Program by way of annual Self-Audits, as well HQMC triennial Audits.  Annual Self-Audits review and monitor Marine, Navy, Army, Civilian and Contractor units for Compliance with EMS requirements and Hazardous Waste compliance, both based upon Marine Corps Orders and local, county, state and federal regulations.

  • HQMC triennial Audits review and monitor all environmental media areas, as well as several other areas not encompassed under the EMD.

Evaluation of Compliance

  • The SPCC program is monitored by the EMD Compliance Division by way of conducting EMS audits of the various squadrons and tenant activities aboard MCAS Miramar to ensur proper spill prevention practices are being followed and maintained.