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Spill Response


Shops, labs, and areas with hazardous chemicals should have spill clean-up supplies on hand. Call 911 (UPD) to report potential hazards from oil spills, fuel spills, chemical spills and other spills. UPD will contact the Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management Office and the San Marcos Fire Department. The Fire Department has an Emergency Response Team that is equipped and trained to handle spills.

See the Chemical Safety section for more information on chemical spill response procedures. See the Biological Safety section for more information pertaining to spills of biological materials. For spills of hazardous waste refer to procedures in the RCRA Contingency Plan and Emergency Response Procedures.

SPCC Plan2012 : Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan (PDF, 3 MB)

The purpose of this Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan is to describe measures implemented by Texas State University-San Marcos (Texas State) to prevent oil discharges from occurring.

TxStateContingencyPlan10_2012 : Texas State Contingency Plan (PDF, 4 MB)

This plan describes the actions that University personnel will take in response to fires, explosions, or any planned or unplanned sudden or non-sudden release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to air, soil, or surface water at the Container Accumulation Area (CAA).


May 2011
Revised November 2014