Responsibilities for Reporting



I.D. #002308


or Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan

Santa Barbara County

Date: 12/21/03                       



Westmont College

55 La Paz Rd. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93108

 805 565-6000


955 La Paz Rd. Santa Barbara, Ca. 93108                      

If your business has a license or permit from any of the following agencies, please indicate the document number.

1. Hazardous Materials:  All underground storage tanks have been removed.

   Underground Storage #

3. Air Pollution Control

   District # PTO 855001 stationary source #04405

2. Hazardous Waste

   Generator # CAD076741834

4. Responding Fire Dept:  Montecito Fire District

   & Permit #


Please provide the following information as it pertains to your business and its location.  You are not required to notify these companies in the event of an emergency.  This information is provided for your reference and to assist emergency response personnel in responding to a hazardous materials emergency at your facility.  List the name and phone number of the utility company.

Electric Service   So. Calif. Edison                                          

Telephone #  800 352-8580                                               

Gas Service       The Gas Company                                       

Telephone #  800 523-2838                                                 

Sanitation District   Montecito Sanitary Dist.                           

Telephone #  805 969-4200                                                

Water District    Montecito Water Dist.                                    

Telephone #  805 969-2271                                                


SECTION I-B:  OWNER CERTIFICATION OF DATA      (Certify either 1 or 2)

1.  This is a o NEW Plan  xxo UPDATED Existing Plan.  I have personally examined the informa­tion it contains and am familiar with the operation of the plan.  (If you check either of the above two options, continue to complete the re­mained of the Emergency Response / Contingency Plan).

2.  o This plan requires no change and is on file with Santa Barbara County Hazardous Materials Unified Program and does not need any change.  (If you check this section, please proceed directly to Form T, the Training Program.)

I certify under penalty of law that the above information is true and accurate.

Thomas G. Bauer

PRINT NAME OF OWNER OR OPERATOR                                                                                          

Thomas G. Bauer

DOCUMENTS PREPARED BY                                                                                                                 


 FORM E -- Page 2


Note:        Complete all sections of this Emergency Response Procedure below.  Use of terms such as "N/A" (Not Applicable) will not be accepted.

A.   FIRE, SPILL OR RELEASE:   The Fire Code requires immediate notification through dialing 911, by whom­ev­er first sights the incident.  In the event of release or spill of hazardous materials, you must also notify:

       1.   Santa Barbara County Hazardous Materials Unit (HMU) – (805) 686-8170 during business hours

            Fax CAER Spill Report to (805) 686-8183.  After business hours -- dial 911.

       2.   The State Office of Emergency Services -- (800) 852-7550  or  (916) 262-1621.

       List the individuals responsible for verifying that these calls have been made and also indicate their position in your company.


David Rubio Jr.                                                           Safety Specialist

Individual responsible for calling Santa Barbara County HMU and the State Office of Emergency Services:  (Normally the Emergency Coordinator of your business.)

Thomas G. Bauer                                                       Director of Public Safety

B.   List the local emergency medical facilities that will be used by your business in the event of an accident or injury caused by a release or threatened release of hazardous materials.

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital; Pueblo and Bath Streets  Santa Barbara, Ca.  805 682-7111

C.   List the Emergency Coordinator(s) at your facility.

Primary: Thomas G. Bauer  Dir of Public Safety  805 565-6043:  805 565-6222: 805 455-6585

Secondary: David Rubio Jr.  Safety Specialist  805 565-7022: 805 565-6222: 805 455-6589

D.   Does your business have an on-site emergency response team?    xxo  Yes   o  No     If yes, describe proce­dures your business will follow to notify your on-site emergency response team in the event of a release or threatened release of hazardous materials.

In the event of a hazardous materials release; Public Safety Officers (on-duty 24 hours a day) will call 911 if an emergency exists. The responding officer will then contact the emergency coordinator and response team members via telephone. The Officer will then initiate emergency actions as needed such as evacuations, isolation, removal of ignition sources if safe to Do so. Responding on site team members will arrive and meet with fire officials to determine the proper course of action. The emergency coordinator will also confirm that environmental health and State OES  offices are properly notified.

FORM E -- Page 3

E.    List (by name and address) adjacent neighboring businesses and residences, schools, hospitals, etc.  Include sensitive facilities (schools, hospitals and rest homes) within 1,000 feet (straight line distance from your property line).  List telephone numbers for all businesses; for apartment buildings, list manager's phone.  Do not list telephone numbers for private residence

F.    Briefly describe your standard operating procedures in the event of a release or threatened release of hazard­ous materials.   Emergen­cy response procedures must comply with all Federal, State and local regulations.  (Use additional sheets if necessary.  Use our format if computerized.)

  1.  Prevention -- Describe the accident potentials associated with the hazardous materials present at your facility.  What actions would your business take to reduce accident potentials?  Include description of safety, storage and containment procedures.

       Laboratory students, review safe practices at the beginning of every semester and laboratory chemicals are transported via cart to and from proper storage areas when not in use. All employees are to read and comply with all warnings found on product MSDS. Above ground tanks have built in containment features as described by UFC & UBC codes. All personnel attend regular training covering the safe use and handling of hazardous materials.

  2.  Equipment -- List the emergency response equipment at your facility (e.g. fire extinguishing systems, spill control equipment, decontamina­tion equipment).  Include summary of maintenance procedures.

*For additional listing of response equipment please see attachment F-2

  3.  Evacuation -- Describe how you will immediately notify and evacuate your facility.  What communications or alarms are used?  How will you operate these during power failure?

Please refer to attachment #3 for detailed description as required by this section

 FORM E -- Page 4

 4.   Shutdown -- Describe the shutdown for each site or facility.

The Emergency Coordinator has directed physical plant employees and security to be familiar with all utility shut off locations at each building and facility. These members shall “secure” the utilities off at the affected buildings. This action will be done if it is safe to do so. This would include the shut down of gas, water and electrical service. areas However the haz mat response personnel will not shut down fire protection systems, special laboratory air handling equipment or alarm systems and monitoring equipment that has been installed to handle such emergencies. All affected shall be evacuated.

5a.  Response -- Describe what is done to lessen or mitigate the harm or damage to person(s), property, or the environment, and prevent the event from getting worse or spreading.  What is your immediate response to:

Fire: Call 911, evacuate involved area, utilize portable extinguisher as trained by local Fire Department; Shut down involved equipment in a safe manner

Explosion: Call 911, evacuate involved and threatened structures, secure utilities if safe, account for missing persons, survey Damage, report information

Spill: Shut down the source of release if safe, isolate area, notify emergency coordinator, call 911 if site haz mat responders are unable to contain. Call EHS & OES

Severe Ground Motion: Inspect all facilities for motion damage, secure and shut down affected systems, evacuate compromised structures, inspect secondary containment.

Major Power Failure: Inspect and shut down any operations that use electronic monitoring as safety systems. Place back-

up generator in service. Notify fire department if fire protection systems are affected.

Flood: All secondary containment located on higher ground. Move all threatened containers and equipment to protected areas, sand bag and pump.

  b.  Is this facility located on a 100 year flood plain?     o  Yes     X No

  c.  Ground Motion --  Identify facility areas and list mechanical or other systems that require immediate inspection or isolation because of their vulnerability to earthquake related ground motion.

       All fire protection systems will require an inspection, as well as all heavy machinery that involves any type of plumbing systems that handle hazardous materials, all systems involving gas fired heat elements will be inspected or safely shut down until safe to operate. All with potential for releases will be shut off.

 6.   Clean-Up (Remove the Hazard) -- How do you handle the complete process of cleaning up, and disposing of related materials at your facility?  Note:  Notify the Hazardous Materials Unit when clean-up is complete.

     Area involved will be isolated. Proper notifications will be made. If minor spill; material will be absorbed properly until all residual is cleaned away. Used absorbent will be classified as hazardous waste and disposed of properly. If spill cannot be safely mitigated by staff, the emergency coordinator will call 911 and waste cleaning contractor. Please see attachment IV for further detail.

G.   Location -- Your business is required to keep a copy of the Business Plan and related MSDS sheets on-site.  Describe where this information is located.

    Business plan and all M.S.D.S. copies are stored electronically in the Campus computer server available from work stations throughout the campus.


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