Environmental Health, Safety, and Security
Learn about our efforts to protect the health of our environment, employees, and communities during the movement and storage of petroleum, biofuels, tropical oils, and specialty chemicals.
IMTT facilities are fully permitted for air emissions, water effluents, and waste management. Professional managers at all facilities ensure operations are in compliance and that customer interests are protected in these critical areas. A strong security program fully compliant with Coast Guard and Homeland Security requirements is in place at all of our 19 terminals and they are regularly subjected to internal and third-party EHSS audits.
Our responsible handling of bulk liquids includes the following preventative measures:
- Wastewater Treatment Systems Including Oil/Water Separators, Biological Treatment Plants, and Tertiary Polishing Units
- Use of Vapor Condensers, Combustors, Oxidizers, Scrubbers, and Carbon Adsorption Units to Reduce Emissions Beyond Requirements
- Continuous Emissions and Performance Monitoring of Control Systems to Verify Compliance
- Monitoring of Atmospheres for Hazardous Conditions
- On-Site Security for All Facilities
- All Facilities ISO Certified
- On-Site and Mutual Aid Emergency Response Capabilities
Promoting the Health and Safety of Our People and Planet
We take the health and safety of our employees and the environment seriously. Our comprehensive Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) program also includes:
Proactive Risk Management.
Our risk management program begins at each terminal and feeds into a corporate-managed effort to identify risks of all natures and formally documents and addresses them.
Focus on Safety.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility and a comprehensive safety program ensures continuous improvement.
Dedicated EHS Teams.
Professional Environment, Health, and Safety managers at all facilities ensure operations are in compliance and customer interests are protected. IMTT facilities are fully permitted for air emissions, water effluents, and waste management.
Remediation efforts are in place at older sites under voluntary state programs to address historic impacts to soil and groundwater.
Responsible Infrastructure Investments.
Major investments in tank inspections and repairs to ensure that tanks and piping are fully compliant with American Petroleum Institute (API) standards. This effort is both protective of the environment and customer interests.
Prepared Threat Response.
Where appropriate, annual drills have involved as many as 13 federal, state, and local emergency response agencies (100+ people) with multiple combinations of threats including those from vapor clouds, fires, explosions, and terrorist attacks.
Exceeding Industry Regulatory Requirements.
Emission control devices reduce emissions below required levels, and in some cases generate useful product. Continuous emissions and performance monitoring of air pollution control systems verify compliance. Radar gauging contributes to accuracy. Water treatment prevents off-site contamination.