(1) OPNAVINST 5090.1A provides hazardous materials spill response and reporting
procedures for spills over the side, in Navy, non-Navy, and foreign ports. Report
formats are provided.
(2) Any environmentally significant spill requires an OPREP-3 report.
d. Mishap reports to the Naval Safety Center are only required if the hazardous material
exposure required medical treatment, resulted in five lost workdays, or caused a death.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL DRILLS
Hazardous material spill drills must be conducted at least annually. These drills are in
addition to the already required mercury spill drills, OTTO fuel spill drills, and others
required by separate directives. The drill should be realistic and related to the ship class.
The DCTT should develop spill drill scenarios involving the entire fire party.
Hazardous material spills may become damage control situations that threaten the ship and personnel.
Damage control parties must be aware that, although similar to other damage control situations, spills may
require special handling and precautions because of the chemical involved. Damage control personnel
must be trained and drilled to understand hazardous material spill response procedures.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONSULT OPNAVINST 5100.19B, APPENDIX B3-A.
SPILL RESPONSE SCENARIOS ARE PROVIDED. SELECT ONE FOR A HAZARDOUS
MATERIAL FREQUENTLY USED ON BOARD (MSDS AVAILABLE) OR DEVELOP YOUR
Figure 1-1.Sample lesson planContinued.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL
RESPONSE DRILL SCENARIOS
The following sample hazardous material spill
response drill scenarios (fig. 1-2) have been collected
from several ships.
The DCTT should review and
discuss these scenarios for applicability to your ship.
Each drill should involve as many actions as possible.
Walk through the scenario first to train personnel before
conducting a complete drill. Each duty section and all
CDOs and fire marshals should observe or participate
in a hazardous material spill drill. If available, use your
ships spill response kit.
Other scenarios could include a crane delivering
a pallet load of paint breaking over the helo deck and
spilling; several 5-gallon cans of ammonia floor wax
stripper breaking free during heavy weather and
spilling in a berthing area; or a 50-pound container of
powdered citric acid falling in the engine room and
breaking open, spilling the powder into the bilges and
over two levels of deck grating. Be creative, but
Figure 1-3 is a sample of a training drill scenario
and evaluation sample for a gasoline spill drill. This
scenario, like all others, should be tailored to meet the
needs of your ship. The purpose of this sample is to
provide you, the supervisor, a practical way to initiate
the drill and to monitor and evaluate your response
teams abilities. Keep in mind, the maximum credit
points are arbitrary. You should assign point values
based on the importance of each task being