SPCC

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

The EPA regulations on oil pollution prevention as listed in Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 112 (40 CFR 112) require that any facility with oil storage capacity equal to or exceeding 1,320 gallons in all above-ground storage containers (aggregate total), where the capacity of each storage container is 55 gallons or greater, and could reasonably be expected to discharge oil in harmful quantities into “navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines,” must prepare and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Harmful quantities are defined as “a discharge that violates applicable water quality standards or causes a sheen upon, or discoloration of, the surface of water and may also have the potential to seep, leach, or flow into the navigable waters.”

Storm sewers fall under the definition of “navigable water” as most storm sewers now discharge directly into a natural body of water without being treated at a municipal treatment facility.

Risk Management Professionals has the qualifications and experience to assist facilities in developing and implementing SPCC plans in accordance with the above-mentioned regulations. Depending on the SPCC Plan, it may require PE Certification to ensure accuracy of information and adequacy of established containment methods. Risk Management Professionals has the capability to provide PE Certification of SPCC Plans where required.