September is National Preparedness Month

The National Prepardness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council. It is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.

Plan to Stay in Business

Business continuity planning must account for all hazards (both natural and man-made disasters). You should plan in advance to manage any emergency situation. Assess the situation, use common sense and available resources to take care of yourself, your co-workers and your business’s recovery.

Oil Spill Emergency Preparedness

As a cornerstone of the Environmental Protection Agency’s strategy to prevent oil spills from reaching our nation’s waters, it requires that certain facilities develop and implement oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasures (SPCC) plans.

Under EPA’s Oil Pollution Prevention regulation, facilities must detail and implement spill prevention and control measures in their SPCC Plans. A spill contingency plan (40 CFR 112.20) is required as part of the SPCC Plan if a facility is unable to provide secondary containment.

How can I prepare for oil spills at my facility?

For more information about SPCC Plans and how you can implement one, please visit EPA’s SPCC page. To read more about the C.I.Agent® Barrier Boom secondary containment system, visit the Barrier Boom page.

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