Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) Services

pollution incident prevention planOur company is qualified and experienced in producing Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPP) for your facility. As a environmental engineering contractor, we have already produced hundreds of these plans for factories and facilities throughout Michigan.

  • We are well versed with Michigan’s Part 5 Administrative Rules (Spillage of Oil and Polluting Materials).
  • We can determine if your facility requires a PIPP.
  • We can review and update previously filed PIPP documents.

We have extensive knowledge in preparing a Pollution Incident Prevention Plans and are capable of offering a PIPP service that will meet and exceed state requirements. Our goal is to ensure that your facility will be compliant with state and federal laws.

Our Pollution Incident Prevention Plan Services

Our PIPP services may (or may not) include an on-site visit to your facility depending on the nature of your industry, whether or not a new PIPP is needed versus an update to an existing PIPP, or other extenuating circumstances. We will create a PIPP that both meet and exceed state requirements.

  • We will file a copy of your Pollution Incident Prevention Plan with Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
  • We will file copies to the local emergency planning committee and the local health department.
  • A copy will be provided to your facility for posting.
  • Should the Department of Environment require additional information or samples, we will be happy to assist.

Why Hire Us For a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan?

We have prepared hundreds of PIPPs for facilities across Michigan. We can prepare one for your facility and ensure that your organization will remain compliant with state laws…

  • We are well versed with Michigan’s Part 5 Administrative Rules (Spillage of Oil and Polluting Materials).
  • We know exactly how to write up a PIPP and know exactly what the State expects to see in one.
  • All Pollution Incident Prevention Plans that we’ve written have successfully satisfied legal requirements for many facilities across the State.

Why Do You Need a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan?

A Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) is required for facilities that possess polluting substances in excess of the state’s “Threshold Management Quantities” (TMQs). The State of Michigan maintains a long list of substances they deem to be pollutants (click here to view the list and official rules). If your facility maintains one or more of these pollutants, exceeding the TMQ, then you must prepare a PIPP and file it with the Department of Environment.

A PIPP must be reevaluated every three years.

What Are the TMQ’s for a PIPP?

  • Oil Storage Facility
    • 1,320 aggregate gallons capacity in above-ground containers, or
    • 660 gallons capacity in a single container
  • On Land Facility
    • 5 tons of solid salt, or
    • 1,000 gallons of liquid salt or
    • 440 lbs. of a listed polluting material (outdoors), or
    • 2,200 lbs. of a listed polluting material (indoors).

How to Prepare a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan

Most facilities required to prepare and submit a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan will hire an environmental engineering consultant, such as our company. The State of Michigan, however, does not require a facility to hire an outside consultant. A facility can also use its own in-house staff to produce a PIPP. But because the State requires a great deal of detailed information, and expects to find this information presented in a specific format, we highly recommend contacting us and letting us prepare the PIPP for you.

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