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Facility Regulatory Compliance

O&M Plans



An Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plan is a formulated plan of training, cleaning, work practices, and surveillance to maintain hazardous materials within buildings in good condition.  The goal is to minimize exposure of all building occupants.


To accomplish this objective, EPA recommends that an O&M plan include work practices to:

  • Maintain hazardous materials in good condition

  • Ensure proper cleanup of hazardous materials previously released

  • Prevent further releases of hazardous materials

  • Monitor the condition of hazardous materials


SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. assembles comprehensive O&M Plans for asbestos, lead, mold and other hazardous materials.


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Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plans (SPCCs)



A Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plan (SPCCP) helps prevent any discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.  The main thrust of the SPCC regulation is prevention as opposed to after-the-fact reactive measures commonly described in Oil Spill Contingency Plans.


Before a facility is subject to the SPCC rule, it must meet three criteria:


  • It must be non-transportation-related

  • It must have an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons

  • There must be a reasonable expectation of a discharge into or upon navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines


SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. prepares Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plans in accordance with good engineer practices, including consideration of applicable industry standards.


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Risk Management Plan (RMP)



Risk Management Plans (RMPs) help local fire, police, and emergency response personnel prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies.  Making RMPs available to the public also fosters communication and awareness to improve accident prevention and emergency response practices at the local level.


Each facility's program should address three areas:


  • Hazard assessment that details the potential effects of an accidental release, an accident history of the last five years, and an evaluation of the worst-case and alternative accidental releases;

  • Prevention program that includes safety precautions and maintenance, monitoring, and employee training measures; and

  • Emergency response program that spells out emergency health care, and employee training measures and procedures for informing the public and response agencies (e.g. the fire department) should an accident occur.


SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. creates Risk Management Plans and assists in their submittal to the EPA.


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SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. conducts and organizes a variety of trainings.


Those trainings include:


  • Hazardous Materials Communication Training

  • Emergency Response Training

  • Asbestos

    • Asbestos Awareness Training

    • O&M Plan Training

    • 16-hour Maintenance Worker Asbestos Training

    • 4-hour Maintenance Refresher Training

  • Respirator Training and Respirator Fit Test

  • StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan Training

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California Environmental Reporting System (CERS)



The California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) is a statewide web-based system to support California Unified Program Agencies (CUPAs) and Participating Agencies (PAs) in electronically collecting and reporting various hazardous materials-related data as mandated by the California Health and Safety Code.


What must be reported:


  • Hazardous materials business plans

  • Chemical inventories

  • Site maps

  • Underground and Aboveground tank data

  • Hazardous waste related data


SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. completes and submits information to CERS and other county-related reporting systems.


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Hazardous Materials Inventories & MSDS Binder Preparation



SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. creates Hazardous Materials Binders for a variety of facilities.  In the process, SCHUTZE also conducts hazardous materials inventories to aid in assembling a comprehensive collection of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).


Hazardous Materials Binders include:


  • Hazardous Materials Business Plan

  • Emergency Response/Contingency Plan

  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Plans

  • Site Maps

  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

  • Various other county-regulated documents

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Hazardous Materials Disposal



Many common products that we use in our daily lives contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when disposed of.  It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage, down storm drains, or onto the ground.  Chemicals in illegally or improperly disposed hazardous waste can be released into the environment and contaminate our air, water, and possibly the food we eat.  And by throwing hazardous waste in the garbage, you can cause additional hazards to your garbage handler.


SCHUTZE & Associates, Inc. handles pick-up, scheduling, and disposal of hazardous materials for various facilities.


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