Florida Institute of Technology located at 150 West University Boulevard in Melbourne, Florida is an independent technological university that provides education through basic and applied research.
Florida Institute of Technology was founded in 1958 and is located on 130 acres in the vicinity of the Indian River and Atlantic Ocean. Student enrollment at the university is approximately 4,800.
Table 1 lists the typical hazardous wastes generated by Florida Tech and their corresponding hazardous characteristics. It is vital that proper Personal Protective Equipment is used while handling any hazardous waste.
All corrosive waste generated on-site should be handled with extreme caution using nitrile gloves and safety goggles.
Table 2 lists the typical wastes generated by Florida Tech that would qualify as hazardous wastes if not handled in a specific manner that allows for their exemption.
REGULATED HAZARDOUS WASTE
Florida Institute of Technology (2014 - 2015)
|Waste Type||Approximate Generation Rate (biannually)||Hazardous Characteristics|
|Aerosol Cans Flammable||432 pounds||D001|
|Aqueous Metals||1,549 pounds||D001, D002, D005, D007, D008, D011|
|Corrosive Liquid Acidic||2,430 pounds||D001, D002, F003|
|Flammable Rags||751 pounds||D001|
|FLT Vials||15 pounds||D001|
|Halogenated Solvents||1,200 pounds||D001, D018, D022, F002, F003, F005|
|Hydroxide Solvents||580 pounds||D002|
|Methanol, Tris||2,650 pounds||D001, F003|
|Non-halogenated Solvents||1,000 pounds||D001, D035, F003, F005|
|Specimens, Formalin||1,060 pounds||U122|
|Lab Packs U-Listed||1,883 pounds||D001, D002, D004, D005, D006, D007, D008, D009, D011, D018,
D021, D022, D035, D036, F002, F003, F005, U002, U003, U007,
U044, U081, U103, U112, U117, U122, U134, U138, U144, U151,
U154, U160, U169, U188, U213, U227, U238, U239, U404
|Lab Packs||3,195 pounds||D001, D002, D003, D005, D006, D007, D008, D009, D011, D018,
D022, F002, F003
|Lab Packs P-Listed||67 pounds||D002, P028, P087, P105|
EXEMPTED HAZARDOUS WASTE
Florida Institute of Technology (2015)
|Waste Type||Generation Rate|
|CRT Monitors & Televisions||1,388 pounds|
|Batteries - Lead Acid, Sealed||737 pounds|
|Batteries - Alkaline||280 pounds|
|Batteries - Lithium Magnesium||18 pounds|
|Mercury Containing lamps - 4ft||1,198 pounds|
|Mercury Containing lamps - 6ft||54 pounds|
|High Intensity Discharge Lamps (HID)||70 pounds|
|Compact Fluorescent Lamps||82 pounds|
Table 3 lists the location of satellite storage areas (SSAs). Containers in SSAs are stored at or near the point of generation.
SATELLITE STORAGE AREA LOCATIONS
Florida Institute of Technology
|Building Name||Building Number|
|F.W. Olin Engineering||501|
|F.W. Olin Life Sciences||500|
|F.W. Olin Physical Sciences||502|
|Harris Center for Science & Engineering||504|
|Harris Student Design Center||548|
|Hazardous Waste Storage Sheds||100A & 100B|
|Machine Shop||538 and Sheds A & B|
|Panther Aquatic Center||520|
The following management practices apply to the SSAs in use at Florida Institute of Technology.
An SSA must be at or near the point of waste generation and under the control of the operator of the process generating the waste.
In accordance with Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 265 Subpart D, State of Florida Hazardous Waste Regulations Section 62-730.180(2), Florida Administrative Code (FAC) and 29 CFR 1910.38 the following plan will be used in the event of an emergency. The purpose of the Hazardous Waste Contingency Plan is three-fold:
The provisions of this plan will be carried out immediately whenever there is a fire, explosion, and release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents which could threaten human health or the environment (air, soil, surface water). This plan is also intended to describe the actions university personnel must take to minimize hazards to human health or the environment in the event of fires, explosions, or any unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous wastes.
The following Florida Institute of Technology employees must be notified in case of a fire, explosion, or any sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents:
Florida Institute of Technology
|EMERGENCY COORDINATOR||HOME ADDRESS||CELL PHONE||UNIVERSITY PHONE||EMERGENCY CELL PHONE|
|H. Greg Peebles III
Director of Environmental &
|256 Brandy Creek
Palm Bay, Florida
|(321) 917-5484||(321) 674-7715||(321) 419-8021|
Radiation Safety Officer
Regulated Materials Officer
Environmental & Regulatory Compliance
|834 Haftez St
NE Palm Bay, Florida
|(321) 506-2327||(321) 674-7715||(321) 419-8021|
|Florida Institute of Technology
|-||-||CALL BOX||(321) 674-8111|
As required in 40 CFR 265.55, the Emergency Coordinator or the Alternate Emergency Coordinator will either be on the university premises or on call (i.e. available to respond to an emergency by reaching the university within a short period of time) at all times. The Emergency Coordinator and the Alternate Emergency Coordinator must be:
The Contingency Plan will be immediately implemented whenever there is an imminent or actual situation that could threaten human health or the environment. This section outlines the decision-making criteria, which the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate should use to define situations in which the Contingency Plan will be implemented. The Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate must have the authority to commit the resources needed to carry out the Contingency Plan.
The Contingency Plan will be implemented in the situations listed below plus any other situation deemed necessary by the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate:
Florida Institute of Technology personnel must notify the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate if any of the conditions listed in Section 4.0 are observed. Implementing emergency procedures are the responsibility of the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate. Such procedures are specifically outlined in 40 CFR 265, Subpart D and can be found here.
During the initial phases of an emergency response prior to the arrival of a responding agency, the Emergency Coordinator will temporarily assume the role of "Incident Commander" and initiate the immediate response procedures outlined below. The response procedure described below, and the control procedures described in Section 7.0 follow the Emergency Response Procedure diagram.
All emergencies require prompt and deliberate action. The Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate is responsible for determining which emergency situations require university evacuation. Only the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate indicates total university evacuation by voice command.
In the event that the Emergency Coordinator or his/her alternate calls for a university evacuation the following actions will be taken:
To notify the neighboring properties in an emergency, Florida Tech will contact the City of Melbourne Fire Department (phone number: 911). If necessary, an evacuation of the neighboring properties will be done by the City of Melbourne Police Department under the direction of the City of Melbourne Fire Department.
In the event of an emergency, the following critical operations may need to be shutdown before or during evacuation of the University. The Emergency Coordinator or Alternate will make judgments regarding the safety and need for these actions.
The < 90-day hazardous waste container storage areas can be easily accessed by fire fighting and other emergency vehicles and equipment. If a fire breaks out, concentration will be placed on contacting local fire fighting officials (see Emergency Response Procedures diagram) and the orderly evacuation of the affected area(s).
The following actions will be taken in the areas affected by a fire or explosion:
University personnel may only extinguish minor incipient fires (e.g. fires contained in waste paper baskets).
For all spills or leaks, the following guidelines will be followed as closely as possible:
For chemical, oil and/or hazardous waste spills the Emergency Coordinator or Alternate will use the following procedure:
IF A HISSING SOUND COMES FROM A VENTING DEVICE OR IF A DRUM BEGINS TO DISCOLOR, WITHDRAW FROM THE AREA IMMEDIATELY.
For incidents that require outside assistance, the Emergency Coordinator or Alternate will contact the City of Melbourne Fire Department (911) and/or a commercial cleanup firm:
Triumvirate Environmental, Inc.
10100 Rocket Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32824
24 hour Hotline: 800-966-9282
All potentially contaminated material (i.e. clothing, gloves, disposable equipment, soil, absorbents) and decontamination liquids (decontamination wash water) must be managed according to the procedures listed below.
Any oil or petroleum products, chemical liquid, chemical solid, liquid product, gaseous product or hazardous waste that is released in any manner which constitutes a spill and poses a potential threat to human health or the environment, must be immediately reported to the following:
Florida 24-hour State Watch Office — (800) 320-0519
Consult the Safety Data Sheet of the released substance to determine if it is a CERCLA hazardous substance and, if it is, the 24-hour reportable quantity. If a CERCLA hazardous substance is spilled or released to the environment and the amount equal or exceeds its reportable quantity within a 24-hour period, it must be reported to the following agencies:
National Response Center — (800) 424-8802
Local Emergency Planning Committee — (407) 262-7772
Brevard County Emergency Management — (321) 637-6670
Any spill or release that has been immediately reported to the Florida DEP Bureau of Emergency Response must be followed by a written report submitted to the FDEP Central District Office within seven (7) days. A copy of the Florida spill reporting form can be found here.
Within fifteen (15) days of an emergency involving hazardous waste that requires implementation of this Contingency Plan, Florida Tech will report the incident in writing to the Florida DEP Central District Office at the following contact address:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
3319 Maquire Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32803-3767
If the EPA Regional Administrator was notified during or immediately after the emergency, Florida Institute of Technology will also provide a follow-up report to the following agency within fifteen (15) days:
The Regional Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center (SNAFC)
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960
Both the Florida DEP and the EPA reports must include at least the following informational items:
Decontamination of personnel and equipment must be conducted to reduce or eliminate the transport of contaminants from the emergency area into other areas of the facility or out into the environment where unprotected personnel may be exposed.
University personnel may assist in decontamination that presents no risk to personnel.
University personnel will not assist in any decontamination activities that pose a safety or health hazard risk to personnel.
Decontamination methods for personnel will depend on the type of contaminants, protection level, and work assignment and operation location.
All discarded materials, waste materials, or other objects shall be handled in such a way as to avoid the potential for spreading contamination, creating a sanitary hazard, or causing litter to be left on site. All potentially contaminated material (i.e. clothing, gloves, disposable equipment, soil, absorbents) and decontamination liquids (decontamination wash water) must be managed according to the Control Procedures.
Florida Institute of Technology must maintain the emergency equipment necessary to safeguard college personnel during a release of hazardous waste and for appropriate use to contain a release and prevent it from reaching or spreading further into the environment.
The location of emergency equipment is shown for each building and floor in Figure 2 (in Appendix A). All equipment is inspected periodically by University Facilities personnel and is maintained to ensure it is present and fully functioning.
Table 5 lists the types of emergency equipment present at the University and describes its capabilities.
Florida Institute of Technology
|Fire Extinguishers||Wall-mounted portable fire fighting apparatus. All fire extinguishers on campus are of the ABC type.||Mounted throughout all buildings on campus. See building and floor plans in Appendix A for specific locations.|
|Spill Kits with Absorbent Material||Consist of granular absorbents, vermiculite, pads, booms, and mats appropriate to the area.||Located throughout campus in all areas with chemicals. See building and floor plans in Appendix A for specific locations.|
|First Aid Kits||Contain all or a selection of the following: Adhesive strip bandages - assorted sizes, Adhesive tape, Rubbing Alcohol 70%, Alcohol wipes, Antacid, Antibiotic ointment, Baking soda, Calamine lotion, Cotton balls, Cotton swabs, Disposable latex or vinyl gloves, Elastic bandages, Face mask for CPR, First aid guide, Gauze pads - various sizes, Household ammonia, Hydrocortisone cream .5%, Hydrogen Peroxide, Hypoallergenic tape, Ice bag, Insect repellent, Insect sting swabs, Non-adhering dressings, Over-the-counter pain medication [aspirin], Roller gauze - self adhering, Safety pins, Salt, Scissors, Soap, Sugar or glucose solution, Thermometer, Tongue blades, Tweezers, Waterproof tape.||Located throughout campus. See building and floor plans in Appendix A for specific locations.|
|Telephone System||Capable of external communication||Located in all offices throughout campus.|
|Emergency Call Boxes||Calls FIT Security directly||Located throughout Campus and at Hazardous Waste Storage Shed|
|Fire Alarm Pull Stations||Wall-mounted units that will contact the Fire Department when activated||Located in all buildings and floors throughout campus.|
|Eye Wash Stations||The eye wash stations meet the 15-minute flow time required and are either permanently affixed and plumbed, gravity flow units made of a durable ABS plastic, or wall-mounted bottle stations. Access to eye wash stations is made available without obstructions.||Located throughout campus in all areas with chemicals.|
|AED (Automated External Defibrillator)||An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background.||See building and floor plans in Appendix A for specific locations.|
|Emergency Showers||Emergency showers provide for an immediate drench of the skin. Access showers is made available without intervening partitions or obstructions.||Located throughout campus in all areas with chemicals. See building and floor plans in Appendix A for specific locations.|
Florida Institute of Technology Facilities personnel conduct periodic inspections of emergency equipment and ensure that all equipment used is cleaned, replaced or otherwise made fit for its intended use before University operations resume.
Inspection of all spill kits to ensure that adequate spill control materials are intact is also a component of the inspections conducted by University Facilities personnel.
State and Federal regulations require that arrangements be made with local police and fire departments, hospitals, contractors, and State and Local emergency response teams to provide emergency services as needed. To fulfill these requirements, Florida Institute of Technology will familiarize the local Police and Fire Departments with the following by, at a minimum, providing each with a copy of this Contingency Plan.
Each of the agencies listed below will be provided with a copy of this Contingency Plan and following their acceptance of the plan, agreements will be made in regards to the specific issues below:
The City of Melbourne Police Department:
The City of Melbourne Fire Department:
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Under the following conditions, this Contingency Plan for the operations at 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida will be reviewed and revised.
Copies of the Contingency Plan will be kept in the following locations: