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Engineering Procedure

SAEP-1661 9 July 2014


Waste Minimization Assessments
Document Responsibility: Environmental Standards Committee

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Table of Contents

1 Scope............................................................ 2
2 Applicable Documents................................... 2
3 Waste Minimization Assessment
(WMA) Objectives.................................. 3
4 Instructions.................................................... 3
5 Responsibilities............................................. 5

Previous Issue: 29 July 2012 Next Planned Update: 9 July 2019


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Document Responsibility: Environmental Standards Committee SAEP-1661
Draft date: 9 July 2014
Next Planned Update: 9 July 2019 Waste Minimization Assessments

1 Scope

This Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure provides guidance on the implementation of


Waste Minimization Assessments (WMAs). WMAs are part of the Company's Waste
Minimization Program (WMP). This procedure formalizes implementation of the
Company's waste minimization mandate, which is embodied in the Corporate
Environmental Protection Policy (INT-5). This SAEP describes the procedures for the
administration and implementation of a Waste Minimization Assessment, as well as the
procedures for providing guidance to Business Lines and individual facilities in
understanding and implementing the latest waste minimization initiatives.

2 Applicable Documents

The requirements contained in the following documents apply to the extent specified in
this procedure:

2.1 Saudi Aramco References

Saudi Aramco Policy Statement


SAPS No. INT-5 Environmental Protection

Saudi Aramco General Instructions


GI-0002.714 Environmental Protection Policy Implementation
GI-0430.001 Implementing The Saudi Aramco Hazardous
Waste Code

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards


SAES-A-102 Ambient Air Quality & Source Emission Standard
SAES-A-103 Discharges to the Marine Environment
SAES-A-104 Wastewater Treatment, Reuse and Disposal
SAES-S-007 Solid Waste Landfill Standard

Saudi Aramco Materials Instruction Manual


SCMM CU 22.03 Processing and Handling of Hazardous Material
SCMM CU 22.06 Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

Waste Minimization Program Manual, available from EPD.

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2.2 Government Requirements


PME GER Rules for Implementation of the General
Regulations on the Environment, Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, 2004
Env. Protection Environmental Protection Standards in the
Document 1409-01 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
National Cont. Plan National Contingency Plan for Combating Marine
Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances
in Emergency Cases, March 1991
Jubail Project 2nd Ed. Environmental Guidelines, Royal Commission for
Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail Project, Second
Edition 1988
RC Regulations, Vol. 1 Royal Commission Environmental Regulations,
September1999
Yanbu Project 1/1/91 Environmental Protection Manual, Royal
Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Yanbu
Project, January 1, 1991

3 Waste Minimization Assessment (WMA) Objectives

The objectives of this Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure are to:


 Encourage and assist facilities in applying waste minimization initiatives.
 Provide guidance to Business Lines and individual facilities in understanding and
meeting Company waste minimization goals.
 Provide guidance on conducting Waste Minimization Assessments. Minimize the
environmental impact of waste generated from Company operations.
 Promote cost effective waste minimization through source reduction, reuse and
recycling.

4 Instructions
Commentary Note:

For more detailed guidelines, refer to the Waste Minimization Program Manual issued by
the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).

4.1 Facility Selection and Scheduling

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WMAs are normally conducted at least three (3) years after commissioning of a
new facility or major modifications to an existing facility.

4.2 WMA Team Selection

The Environmental Protection Department shall advise the proponent on the


number of assessment team members and the expertise required for each
assessment, based upon the type and complexity of the facility. The Team Leader
and team members may be provided by a qualified consultant / contractor. At least
one team member shall be provided by the proponent organization (typically an
experienced process engineer), in addition to the facility's Environmental
Coordinator. EPD will provide one or more team members. Additional team
members may be selected from the facility’s engineering and maintenance
organizations and from the Process and Control Systems Department as needed.

4.3 Waste Prioritization Report

Information on facility waste generating processes should be obtained and


reviewed before the site assessment in order to make the most effective use of
time on-site. This information shall be submitted to the WMA Team Leader by
the proponent at least four weeks before the on-site assessment. The
information should include, but is not limited to, waste records, waste analyses
Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs),
operating procedures, plot plans, and relevant environmental/process reports.
This information will be used by the team to prioritize waste streams to focus on
during the on-site assessment.

4.4 Team Preparation

The Waste Minimization Assessment opening meeting is normally held on the


first day of the on-site assessment and is presided over by the WMA Team
Leader. In attendance are the assessment team, the proponent manager, and
appropriate facility supervision as invited by the manager. The purpose of the
opening meeting is to introduce the WMA team and facility management, give
an overview of the Waste Minimization Program, clarify any areas of
uncertainty, discuss site details and logistics, and set a date for issuing the Final
Report. It should be stressed in the opening meeting that the purpose of the
WMA is to identify opportunities to improve environmental and financial
performance by reducing waste generation and raw material consumption.

4.5 On-site Assessment

4.5.1 The WMA team will assess the facility by evaluating the waste streams
identified in the prioritization report.

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4.5.2 The WMA will, at a minimum, cover the following items:


 Air Emissions (regulated by SAES-A-102)
 Wastewater Management/Discharges
 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management/Disposal
 Hazardous, Toxic and Regulated Materials (as defined in the Saudi
Aramco Hazardous Waste Code and in Presidency of Meteorology
and Environment’s General Environmental Regulations)
 Energy and Recyclable materials.

4.5.3 To assess the categories listed in Section 4.5.2, the WMA team should
walk through and inspect the facility, interview personnel, review
pertinent files, and investigate facility procedures.

4.6 Final Report

4.6.1 The WMA team shall prepare the Final Report for the use of proponent
management. This report will provide details of the major waste
minimization opportunities identified in the study, along with cost-
benefit analyses in accordance with waste minimization program
manual. The final report will be approved by the General Supervisor,
Environmental Engineering Division,

4.6.2 Potential waste minimization opportunities that require significant


capital investment should have a payback period of less than three (3)
years. The Final Report shall be sent to the proponent manager.

4.7 Implementing Recommendations

EPD encourages timely implementation of the recommendations in the final


report; however, it is the prerogative of the proponent to carry out the
recommendations according to their schedule requirements and objectives for
the facility. EPD may request that the proponent organization
acknowledge/sign off on any decision to forgo action on a recommendations.

5 Responsibilities

5.1 Environmental Protection Department

5.1.1 EPD shall maintain a database of waste minimization projects and


previous reports.

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5.1.2 If requested, EPD shall provide consultation on the development of


waste minimization objectives and a waste minimization plan for the
proponent.

5.1.3 The final report will be approved by the General Supervisor,


Environmental Engineering Division,
Commentary note:

EPD has the right to send one person to accompany the team doing the
assessment.

5.2 Proponent Organization

5.2.1 The proponent is responsible for the administration, coordination, and


execution of the Waste Minimization Assessments.

5.2.2 The proponent shall provide pertinent information requested by the


Waste Minimization Assessment Team Leader prior to the site
assessment. This information shall be submitted to the WMA Team
Leader at least four weeks before the on-site assessment.

5.2.3 The proponent organization shall provide access and logistical support to
the Assessment Team to inspect its facilities, interview its employees,
review pertinent files and facility procedures.

5.3 WMA Team Leader

5.3.1 The Team Leader shall direct the course of the WMA. This may include
assigning tasks to team members in order to efficiently utilize their
expertise.

5.3.2 The Team Leader is responsible for the preparation for the opening
meeting, conducting the assessment and presenting the final report to the
proponent department.

5.3.3 The team leader is responsible for preparation of the waste prioritization
report. The team leader can assign sections of the report to other team
members. The team leader shall submit the report to the proponent
before the on-site assessment. This report prioritizes the waste streams
according to the difficulty and cost of properly managing the waste, the
size of the discharge or emission, the degree of the hazard and toxicity of
the waste, and the potential for minimization.

5.3.4 The Team Leader, in collaboration with the team members, should
review all relevant information related to the facility assessed including,

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but not limited to, design information, previous EPA survey results, and
relevant reports. If information is not available, it should requested from
either the proponent or other concerned organizations.

5.4 WMA Team Members

5.4.1 The team members shall review facility information and contribute to
preparation of the prioritization report prior to the site survey.

5.4.2 The team members shall participate full-time during the on-site
assessment.

5.4.3 The team members shall assist the Team Leader in providing input and
preparing the Final Report.

5.4.4 All recommendations shall be discussed and agreed on by the team


members prior to issuing the final report.

Revision Summary
9 July 2014 Major revision.

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