TITLE:

ES&H Manual

 

DOCUMENT ID:

8030 Water Quality and Conservation Program

 

 

1.0            Purpose

 

Water is a natural resource that serves many purposes at Jefferson Lab.  It is present as groundwater that flows under the site as part of a shallow aquifer.  Also present is surface water that the laboratory has the potential to affect due to normal day to day operations including from two permitted surface water discharges.  Drinking water, provided through the City of Newport News, serves many purposes at the laboratory including equipment cooling, sanitation needs, fire protection, and landscaping.  Wastewater generated by the laboratory includes industrial and household wastes that are discharged to the sanitary sewer.  Jefferson Lab strives to prevent water pollution.  Jefferson Lab’s policy is to meet regulatory and contractual commitments and utilize water resources in the most efficient way possible.

 

This Water Quality and Conservation program is a fundamental component of the Jefferson Lab Environmental Management System (EMS), as required by DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability.  The program addresses:

·         Conservation/preservation of water, and

·         Ensuring the safety and health of staff, users, visitors, other living things, and the surrounding community from exposure to hazards from site waters, including by protecting site waters from pollution.

 

Jefferson Lab pursues its water quality and conservation program by implementing a site wide approach to groundwater protection, water usage, and a watershed approach for surface water management.

 

This program complies with Federal and State laws and regulations, Commonwealth of Virginia permits, and implements the contract requirements of and DOE Orders 436.1 and 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment; the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management; and the permits and laws listed in Section 5.0.

 

2.0            Scope

 

This Water Quality and Conservation Program applies site-wide to all activities involving or potentially affecting both groundwater and surface water.  The program is managed through activities described in the 5 technical appendices associated with this chapter:

 

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T1 Discharges to the Sanitary Sewer System

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T2 Activated Water Management

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T3 Groundwater Protection

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T4 Storm Water Management

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T5 Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix R1 Prohibited Sanitary Sewer Discharges

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix R2 Best Management Practices Under Permit No. VAR040079

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix R3 MS4 Program Plan - General Permit No. VAR040079

 

Table 1: Required Safety Training by Job Classification

Training Course

Oil Worker

Oil Worker Training – SPCC

SAF123

X

 

3.0            Responsibilities

 

3.1              Everyone at Jefferson Lab

·         Provides recommendations or concerns regarding water management to Facilities Management & Logistics (ext. 7400).

·         Notifies Facilities Management & Logistics if water usage or system maintenance could impact:

o   The fire sprinkler system,

o   Retention ponds,

o   Water course or system.

·         Reports water-related emergencies to Security, at x5822.

·         Contact ESH&Q if water discharge has the potential to contain contaminants.

 

3.2              Facilities Management & Logistics (FM&L) Department

Has primary responsibility for implementing the actions detailed in ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T1 Discharges to the Sanitary Sewer System

·         Approves new or modified discharges to the laboratory’s surface water.

·         Ensures the compliance with the non-radiological permit terms.

·         Makes arrangements with ESH&Q to get necessary approvals when the need to use different cooling tower treatment chemicals is determined.

·         Maintains and manages water systems that have cross-connections to domestic water, such as:

o   fire protection and sprinkler systems

o   irrigation, and

o   make-up cooling water.

·         Performs backflow prevention device inspections and resolves related issues.

·         Performs sampling for conventional pollutants required by the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) surface water permit discharge provisions and the Industrial Wastewater Discharge permit.

·         Monitors storm water discharges to ensure permit requirements are met and channel integrity is maintained.

·         Meets responsibilities specified in the Jefferson Lab Executable Plan for water management and conservation.

·         Notifies ESH&Q of new/modified discharges to the laboratory’s sanitary sewer system.

 

3.3              SRF Department

Has responsibility for implementing the actions detailed in ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T1 Discharges to the Sanitary Sewer System that apply to acid neutralization processes:

·         Ensures the compliance with the pH and other related permit terms.

·         Maintains and manages acid neutralization systems.

·         Performs or procures assigned sampling and analysis activities using documented procedures and practices.

 

3.4              ESH&Q Division

·         Has primary responsibility for implementing the actions outlined in:

·         Reviews proposals for new/modified discharges to the laboratory’s sanitary sewer system and manages regulatory approval process if necessary.

·         Reviews and maintains the groundwater monitoring and activated water programs.

·         Performs assigned sampling and analysis activities using documented procedures and practices.

·         Develops Operational Safety Procedures (OSP) for any water related sampling and discharge procedures.

·         Reviews prepared discharge proposal reports for new/altered waste streams.

·         Ensures that sampling plans and discharge procedures are developed to meet program commitments.

·         Submits requests to the Thomas Jefferson Site Office (TJSO) for disposal of special wastes to the sanitary sewer system to comply with Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) Permit requirements.

·         Appoints the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) coordinator and verifies maintenance of the SPCC Plan.

 

3.5              Hall/Accelerator/FEL Operations Managers

·         Operate the accelerators and end stations using limits identified in the Final Safety Assessment Document to minimize potential impacts to soils and groundwater.

 

3.6              Supervisor/Subcontracting Officer’s Technical Representative (SOTRs)/Sponsor

·         Ensure that water quality protection programs are implemented and followed.

·         Consult with Facilities Management & Logistics prior to connecting to any domestic water line.

·         Ensures that only HRSD-authorized wastes are disposed of through the sanitary sewer and consult with ESH&Q to determine the best method for disposition.

·         Provides ESH&Q with permit-required data or other requested information.

·         Assist ESH&Q with preparing requests for special discharges in support of seldom performed operations such as cleaning heat exchanger tubes.

 

4.0            Process Steps or Expectations

 

Execute the program by implementing the actions required in the technical appendices:

 

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T1 Discharges to the Sanitary Sewer System

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T2 Activated Water Management

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T3 Groundwater Protection

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T4 Storm Water Management

ES&H Manual Chapter 8030 Appendix T5 Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

 

5.0            References

 

ES&H Manual Chapters:

2410 Hazard Issues and Contractual Commitments 

2420 Permits and Authorizations from External Agencies

 

6.0            Revision Summary

 

Revision 1.2 – 05/20/14 – Added Required Safety Training Table.

Revision 1.1 – 12/11/12 - Updated to reflect compliance with DOE Order 458.1 Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment.

Revision 1.0 – 04/28/09 – Original Content.

 

 

 

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

TECHNICAL POINT-OF-CONTACT

APPROVAL DATE

REVIEW DATE

REV.

 

 

ESH&Q Division

Bill Rainey

04/28/09

04/28/12

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