SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND COUNTERMEASURES
What is an SPCC?
SPCC stands for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures. It is a type of oil spill response plan prepared in accordance with the Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 112 to prevent the discharge of oil from bulk storage tanks to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines of the United States.
How do I know if my Facility is required to prepare an SPCC plan?
Does your facility store in total more than 1,320 U.S. gallons of oil in tanks, drums, or other aboveground storage containers?
Is your facility within ¼ mile of navigable waters or a shoreline?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, you are required to prepare and implement an SPCC plan.
Why have an SPCC plan in place?
SPCC plans are enforced by the EPA. The SPCC plan must be available for review by an EPA inspector during facility inspections. It is important to keep your facility in compliance to mitigate the effects of a possible spill, as well as to prevent potential fines.
Integrity Environmental prepares facility-specific, Professional Engineer certified, Spill, Prevention, Control and Countermeasure plans. Our experienced consultants write SPCC plans that also provide site specific training and reference material for your personnel. We interview your personnel to include information about your facility in a clear, plain English format that is easy to understand.
I have an SPCC plan, but it is more than five years old. Is this okay?
No, SPCC plans must be updated every five years. This keeps emergency contact information current, facility descriptions accurate, and the document compliant with EPA regulations. If your SPCC was issued more than five years ago, you’re out of compliance with the EPA. Contact Integrity to get back into compliance as soon as possible.