EPA Region 7 Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Mini-Kaizen Event Case Study

EPA Region 7 conducted a one-day “mini-kaizen” event in January 2012 to improve the efficiency of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule inspection and compliance process. The event’s objective was to clarify the SPCC inspection process and to improve process efficiency by eliminating non-value added steps. While most kaizen events are conducted over a four- or five-day period, the team for this event took a different approach by condensing the kaizen process into a one-day event combined with additional prep and follow-up work. The attached document describes the process and results of the event.
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