ERA Level 1 Evaluation and Report for Oil Refining Company

ERA Level 1 Evaluation and Report for Oil Refining Company

Project Highlights:
  • Performed comprehensive evaluation of stormwater program and documents
  • Conducted site evaluation of stormwater best management practices (BMP) implementation and identified pollutant sources
  • Provided Exceedance Response Action (ERA) Level 1 Evaluation Report and ensured proper submittal to Stormwater Multi-Application Reporting and Tracking System SMARTS database
  • Provided recommendations for BMP improvements and monitoring enhancements
  • Evaluated advanced BMPs for specific source control
  • Installed advanced BMPs onsite and trained site employees on maintenance and sampling procedures

EEC Environmental (EEC) was retained by an oil refining company to conduct an ERA Level 1 evaluation and prepare a report for their Southern California facility. For this project, EEC evaluated the facility’s Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), current BMP implementation, sampling and monitoring plans, and historic sample results.

EEC conducted a site walk evaluation to identify the potential sources of pollutants onsite and to evaluate the current BMPs implemented to control those pollutants. The oil refining industry is very complex, with many industrial operations, which makes it particularly difficult to assess pollutant sources. During the site walk, EEC identified metal debris staging areas set up for recent turn-around activities that were located near stormwater catch basins. Based on this information, EEC prepared an ERA Level 1 Evaluation Report recommending filter inserts be installed in the stormwater catch basins. EEC also assisted the facility with uploading the report and updated SWPPP to the State’s SMARTS database.

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