13 NCAC 07F .0103          HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Subpart H - Hazardous Materials, 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response, 1910.120(q)(6) is amended by adding a new level of training:

"(vi)        First responder operations plus level.  First responders at operations plus level are individuals who respond to hydrocarbon fuel tank leaks where the leaking tanks contain a hydrocarbon fuel which is used to propel the vehicle on which the tank is located.  Only those vehicles designed for highway use or those used for industrial, agricultural or construction purposes are covered.  First responders at the operations plus level shall have received at least training equal to first responder operations level and, in addition, shall receive training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify:

(a)           Know how to select and use proper specialized personal protective equipment provided to the first responder at operations plus level;

(b)           Understand basic hazardous materials terms as they pertain to hydrocarbon fuels;

(c)           Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques that pertain to gasoline, diesel fuel, propane and other hydrocarbon fuels;

(d)           Be able to perform control, containment, or confinement operations for gasoline, diesel fuel, propane and other hydrocarbon fuels within the capabilities of the available resources and personal protective equipment; and

(e)           Understand and know how to implement decontamination procedures for hydrocarbon fuels."


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-131; 95-133; 150B-21.6;

Recodified From 13 NCAC 07F .0101(1) Eff. December 17, 2007;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.