Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 14:42:46 -0700
Reply-To: Dan Blunk <blunk**At_Symbol_Here**UCSC.EDU>
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From: Dan Blunk <blunk**At_Symbol_Here**UCSC.EDU>
Subject: Re: Capacity for Secondary Containment
Comments: To: "Larry D. McLouth"


Our local ordinance for secondary containment for hazardous material
storage (which would include haz waste) states:

1.      The containment material is compatible with the stored material
(it won't be degraded by a spill). 
2.      All materials stored in the same secondary containment are
compatible (they won't chemically react with each other). 
3.      The volume of the secondary containment needs to be 110% of the
volume of a single container or, if there are multiple containers, the
LARGER of either 150% of the largest container volume or 10% of the
total volume of all the containers. 



Dan Blunk  PhD, REA  831.459.3541  blunk**At_Symbol_Here**

Environmental Programs Manager

Environmental Health & Safety Office

University of California Santa Cruz



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Larry D. McLouth
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Capacity for Secondary Containment


A number of people have asked what the requirements are for secondary
containment at SAAs.  I have not found a specific "requirement".


A guideline I've heard is that secondary containment capacity should be
110% of the largest container or 10% of the aggregate volume of all


What do you use at your facilities?


Any thoughts or comments?





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