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Contingency Plan - Hazardous Materials


This document provides emergency information that would be needed in the event of a chemical emergency, including fire, explosion and spill, at Clayton State University (CSU). This Contingency Plan is being provided to organizations in the Clayton County area that could be involved in rendering services during a chemical emergency situation on campus.

This Contingency Plan is designed to minimize hazards to human health and the environment from fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous materials to the air, soil, or surface water.


Clayton State University (CSU) currently operates as a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG). The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued CSU the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Identification Number GAR000060079. This number applies to the entire University and is referred to as the “Facility” by the EPA/EPD.

The Department of Public Safety at Clayton State operates and provides safety and security services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. They are the first responders to all accidents and emergencies on campus. Public Safety has the authority to call upon and employ the resources needed to carry out the contingency plan and all emergency procedures. Safety Officers can be reached at (678) 466-4050 or (770)961-3540.

Emergency Procedures:

Emergency Quick Reference Guide

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan:

View the Plan

Environmental Management System (EMS)

View the Plan

Response Directory

The Department of Public Safety 678-466-4050
Antonio Long, Director of Public Safety 678-466-4050 770-961-3540
Gayron Taylor, Officer of Public Safety 678-466-4050
Morrow Police Department 770-961-4066 911
Harun Biswas, Director of Facilities Mgmt 678-466-4240 470-848-3146 (Cell)
Darren Thomas, Director of Physical Plant 678-466-4249 404-520-3490 (Cell)
Svetlana Soroka, EHS Coordinator 678-466-4244
Dr. Michelle Furlong, Dept. Chair Natural Sciences 678-466-4778
Southern Regional Medical Center 770-991-5355
Clayton County Water Authority 770-478-7496
State Emergency Contacts Telephone Numbers
GEMA/Communication Division Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 800-241-4113
National Emergency Contacts Telephone Numbers
National Response Center 800-424-8802
Poison Control Center 800-282-5846

Hazardous Waste

There are three major sources of both hazardous and universal waste generation on campus:

  1. Facilities Management, located in the Maintenance and Warehouse building.
  2. Biology and Chemistry labs, located in Magnolia Hall, Lakeside Discovery Science Center and the LAB annex.
  3. Art Studio, located in the Arts and Sciences Building, Studio #101.

The campus generates varying amounts of waste that fall into the following Department of Transportation (DOT) hazard classes.

DOT Hazard Class Name of Class or Division Examples of Material Generated
Class 3 Flammable (and Combustible) Liquid Mineral Spirits, Acetone, Acetonitrile, Hexane, Propanol, Ethyl Ether
Class 8 Corrosive material Acetic Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Nitric Acid, Formic Acid
Class 6.1 Poisonous materials Phenol
Class 5.1 Oxidizer Ammonium Peroxydisulfate, Chromium Nitrate, Potassium Permanganate, Sodium Nitrate
Class 9 Miscellaneous Materials Acetates, Oxides, Sulfates,
Class 2.1 Flammable Gas Acetylene,
Class 2.2 Non-flammable gas Argon, Nitrogen, Oxygen
Class 4.1 Flammable Solid Paraformaldehyde, ,
Class 4.3 Dangerous When Wet Material Sodium Metal, Sodium Hydride, Sodium Ethoxide, Sodium Borohydride, Barium, Chlorotrimethylsilane
Class 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Material Lithium Alkyls, Phosphorous
Class 1 Explosives Cartridges from Weapons

Locations of Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas

Facilities Management Maintenance Building

  • 110 gallon oil drum of diesel- landscape shed
  • AST- 500 gallon unleaded gas- parking lot
  • AST- 250 gallon used oil- landscape shed
  • Batteries/Ballast- warehouse
  • Spent Bulbs- warehouse
  • Pesticides- caged area in warehouse
  • Paint Shop- secured area in warehouse

Magnolia Hall

  • Chemistry Lab room #179

Lab Annex

  • Chemistry Lab #202

Arts and Sciences Building

  • Studio Room #101

Locations of Satellite Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas

Facilities Management Maintenance Building

  • Maintenance stores spent bulbs in mechanical rooms. Full, sealed and labeled containers are sent to the designated universal waste area in the warehouse for pickup.

Magnolia Hall

  • Chemistry Lab room 179, Biology lab room #123

Lab Annex

  • Chemistry lab room #202

Lakeside Discovery Science Center

  • Chemistry Lab rooms #223, #224, and #244


The departments are responsible for weekly inspections of each accumulation area. Inspections are conducted for spills, leaks, odors, and compliance with container management standards. Records are kept with the inspecting departments. Spill response materials and equipment are located at each accumulation area.