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TGM for the Implementation of the Hawai'i State Contingency Plan
Section 18.4


This section presents several common report elements to be included in many of the documents used in the Hawai`i SCP release response process.

18.4.1 Basic Identifying Information

Include basic identifying information in the various types of documents. Basic identifying information includes the following:

Document information

  • Document title
  • Document date
  • Document preparer (include signature of preparer and PRP on Final Documents)

Facility/Site information

  • Facility/Site name
  • Administrative information
    • Facility/Site PRP: company name, mailing address
    • Facility/Site contact person: name, mailing address, phone, email
  • Physical location
    • Facility/Site location address: street address, city, state, ZIP code
    • Facility/Site tax map key parcel(s)
    • Facility/Site map coordinates

Hazardous substance release information

  • HEER release IDidentity (ID) Number (if applicable)
  • Hazardous substance information
    • names of hazardous substances released
    • quantities (or estimates) of hazardous substances released

18.4.2 Site Background

Site background information is necessary in several of the documents. Site background information generally includes the following:

Site Description

  • Climate
  • Soils/Geology/Hydrology
  • Surface Water
  • Groundwater (including location of drinking water and other known wells on or near to the site)

Historic Land Use

Sources of information to determine historic land use, include, but are not limited to, aerial photographs, Sanborn fire insurance maps, street directories, title information, newspaper archives, and interviews.

Current Land Use

  • Site Owners
  • Site Occupants
  • Site Zoning
  • Conceptual Site Model

Conceptual Site Model

The Conceptual Site Model is prepared during the first step of systematic planning as a comprehensive representation of site environmental conditions with respect to recognized or potential environmental hazards. Exposure pathways to human and ecological receptors are indicated in the Conceptual Site Model. See Section 3.3 for a detailed discussion of Conceptual Site Models.

18.4.3 Health and Safety Plan

Hawai`i SCP hazardous substance release sites generally fall under the definition of "uncontrolled hazardous waste sites" pursuant to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 1910.120(a)(1). A health and safety plan (HASP) is required under Title 29 CFR, Section 1910.120, which includes a requirement for a hazard communication program meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200, adopted by HAR Title 12, Chapters 60 and 203.1, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards. See Section 3.6.3 for more information regarding Health and Safety Plans.