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.
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan:
Environmental Management System (EMS)
|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|
There are three major sources of both hazardous and universal waste generation on campus:
- Facilities Management, located in the Maintenance and Warehouse building.
- Biology and Chemistry labs, located in Magnolia Hall, Lakeside Discovery Science Center and the LAB annex.
- 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
- Chemistry Lab room #179
- 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.
- Chemistry Lab room 179, Biology lab room #123
- 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.