In ACTS, a Spill is defined as an uncontrolled discharge of radioactive, biological, or chemical material. An Environmental Release is defined as a hazardous spill that is discharged from a controlled setting into the broader environment. The Spill/Release Event page allows users to log event descriptions and spill/release material information.
To access the Spill/Release Event page from the main menu, users may select the Incident module then Spill/Release Event. The tabs that comprise the Spill/Release Event page are as follows:
|PAGE TABS|| DESCRIPTION
|| The Information tab contains the general shutdown Information such as: Event Description, Location Information, Event Conditions, Event Volume, Follow-up Action Information, and Regulation-Specific Information.
|| This tab contains Spill/Release Attributes that are a specific to a company. The fields may be changed by an ACTS administrator.
|| The Materials tab lists the quantities of Spilled or Released materials.
|| This tab logs Correspondence regarding the Spill/Release Event.
|| The Files tab stores the files that are associated with the Spill/Release Event.
|| This tab lists the regulatory programs that correspond to event information.
- The Spill/Release Event page will open on the Information tab. There are six sections that comprise the Information tab:
- Event Description,
- Location Information,
- Event Condition,
- Event Volume,
- Follow-up Action Information, and
- Regulation-Specific Information.
2. To expand a section, click the arrow head to the right of the section title.
3. Update information by entering text, selecting from dialog boxes and dropdowns, checking
and unchecking boxes, and entering dates into the appropriate fields. Contact an ACTS
administrator to update fields and dropdown items. Note: All fields that require data are
indicated by an asterisk (*). Select the Save icon in the main menu at the top of the page
before proceeding to step 2. For data to appear as dropdown items, it must first be
saved in ACTS.
4. After the Information tab has been saved, the Validations tab's title will change and the
information on the Validations tab will automatically populate to inform users that the
spill/release did or did not triggered a regulatory program.
5. On the Materials, Correspondence, and Files tabs, users can add information by scrolling to
the bottom of the page and selecting the "Add a new row" icon (i.e., the icon shaped like a
plus sign). If data for multiple rows has been added, users may select multiple items by
pressing and holding CTRL and selecting the items. Users can delete a row by selecting the
icon that looks like a trashcan, and they can insert a row by selecting the arrow icon. For a
visual list of the most common icons in ACTS, click here.