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PH Logo Emergency Planning and Response

You are required have procedures in place which reduce the chance of an accident or spill.  Specific emergency planning requirements are based on your generator size.

Emergency equipment (all generators)  
The following items must be available on-site:

  • Communications devices - internal and external
  • Portable fire protection or water supply
  • Spill control equipment
  • Decontamination equipment

Preventive Measures (all generators)  
These are required for all generators:

  • Closed containers
  • Adequate aisle space for inspections and easy passage of emergency equipment
  • Wastes stored on an impermeable surface (sealed or diked floor drains)
  • Weekly container inspections

Emergency Response (all generators)  
If a spill occurs:

  • Evaluate the situation and respond accordingly
  • If feasible, contain and clean up the spill
  • Report the spill immediately if it causes pollution of the air, land or water resources of the state
  • CALL THE STATE DUTY OFFICER (24 HOURS)  651.649.5451

Telephone Posting (SQG)  
Post the following information next to a phone that could be used in an emergency:

  • Emergency Coordinator's name and phone number
  • Location of the emergency equipment
  • Fire department's phone number

Local Authority Notice (SQG/LQG)   
Notify the local emergency responders about:

  • Types and amounts of hazardous waste on-site
  • Building layout, including evacuation routes, exits and waste storage areas

Emergency Coordinator (SQG/LQG)  
Appoint an emergency coordinator (and alternate) who is:

  • On-site
  • On call
  • Responsible for oversight

Contingency Planning (LQG)  
Emergency planning and prevention for Large Quantity Generators is more comprehensive than for other generators.  Plans must include:

  • Emergency response plan
  • Documented arrangements with local authorities
  • Emergency coordinator information
  • Emergency equipment list
  • Evacuation plans

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