Texas Facility Response Plans

Texas Facility Response Plans For Terminals are required for certain facilities that store and use oil in order to achieve compliance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). A Texas FRP for Terminals will serve to demonstrate a facility’s preparedness to quickly, safely and effectively respond to an oil spill.

Determining if Your Facility Needs an FRP

The need for Texas Facility Response Plans For Terminals is dependent on if your facility could reasonably be considered a risk for a discharge that could cause significant harm to the environment based on the EPA’s Substantial Harm Criteria. These criteria consider the quantity of oil stored, how/where oil is transferred, proximity to sensitive wildlife and environments and more. If it is found that a facility meets Substantial Harm Criteria, Texas FRP for Terminals must be submitted to the EPA.

Assessing your facility against the Substantial Harm Criteria is only the first step. Developing comprehensive and compliant Texas Facility Response Plans For Terminals requires a great deal of information, including but not limited to:

  • Identification of possible discharge scenarios at the facility
  • Discussion of response actions, notification procedures and evacuation plans to be implemented in the event of a discharge scenario
  • Description of how discharges will be detected and how containment and disposal of potential discharges will be handled
  • Diagrams of the site and oil storage details, drainage details and evacuation routes
  • And much more.

ESE Partners can help you prepare, review and execute your plan and all the numerous required components.

Let Us Help

It takes a lot of time and resources to prepare Texas FRP for Terminals. Let ESE Partners take care of that burden. Get in touch with your closest ESE Partners office as soon as possible to learn more about how we can help.


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