Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)
Emergency Spill Reportable Quantities Information
Where can I find the RQ for a chemical released to the environment?
30 TAC 327
327.4 Reportable Quantities
40 CFR 302
Table 302.4 - List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities (lbs.)
Appendix B to 302.4 - Radionuclides (Ci & Bq)
49 CFR 172
Appendix A to 172.101 - List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities
Table 1 - Hazardous Substances Other Than Radionuclides (lbs. & Kg)
Table 2 - Radionuclides (Ci & TBq)
What should I do if the RQ has been exceeded?
Immediately contact one of the UTHSC-H designated Emergency Coordinators -
Mr. Alan Lucas Business Phone: (713) 500-8104
Mobile Phone: (713) 202 3659
Dr. Scott Patlovich Business Phone: (713) 500-8100
What is the RQ of some common large volume chemicals here at UTHSC-H?
Diesel fuel/Petroleum products/Used Oil - spilled or discharged onto land the RQ is 25 gallons; spilled or discharged into water in the state the RQ is quantity sufficient to create sheen.
Sodium Hypochlorite (pool) - The RQ is 100 lbs.
Hazardous Waste Storage Area Bulked Solvents - The RQ is 1 lbs. (500 ml @ 1 lbs.)
Industrial solid waste or other substances not listed under CERCLA - The RQ for a release into water in the state shall be 100 lbs.
*For additional detailed information please contact EH&S at 713-500-8100.