At Texas Pacific, we understand that spill prevention and control is key to our responsible land and water management. Protecting the environment and our surrounding communities is fundamental to our operations and long-term business strategy.
To ensure the continued integrity of our operations, we have implemented a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (“SPCC”) plan and protocol for our water assets. These assets are also equipped with advanced technology and secondary containment protections to prevent spills or leak risks. Our advanced operating equipment allows the operations team to automatically shut down equipped assets if an emergency scenario arises.
TPL strives for excellence; thus, we employ as a best practice the tracking and monitoring of all spills, regardless if they are small enough to be outside regulatory reporting requirements. All spill information is input into our centralized database to allow us to easily track and manage data, facilitating proactive preventative measures.
TPL has an excellent record of preventing spills. This is attributed to our employee training and to our exceptional asset management and integrity protocols. That said, it is best to be prepared: TPL prioritizes the continued education and engagement of employees and contractors to ensure they are equipped to manage emergency scenarios. For example, the entire operations team participates in TPL’s Spill Champion Program, which provides on-site training to our employees that are most likely to encounter issues or emergencies that come from transporting liquids, including brackish water and liquids with hydrocarbons. If a spill does occur, TPL operators and field Health, Safety and Environment (“HSE”) coordinators have a defined process and protocol to survey the spill and confirm its extent. There is a process to notify the proper channels within TPL to ensure oversight, and a certified third-party partner is retained if remediation services are required. Additionally, a local accredited laboratory provides soil sample assessments before and after remediation.