SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) Plan
The US EPA created the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation, codified at 40 CFR 112, to reduce the risk of environmental damage from oil spills. Under the regulation, storage tank owners and operators must have a written Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC Plan) whenever their facility meets three basic criteria:
- Total aboveground storage capacity of more than 1,320 gallons of oil OR total underground storage capacity of more than 42,000 gallons.
- Could be reasonably expected to discharge oil in quantities that may be harmful into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.
- The facility is non-transportation related
A professionally drafted SPCC Plan helps owners and operators of covered facilities understand the requirements for environmentally responsible oil storage and incorporates regulatory requirements, industry-wide best practices, and the specific needs of your business. TSP’s engineers have experience developing plans for sites with simple requirements (e.g., one double-walled tank) to sites with a high level of complexity (e.g., multiple tanks, numerous portable containers, and challenging containment needs).
We take a collaborative approach to SPCC Plan development with the desire to achieve three goals:
- Goal 1 – To develop a comprehensive plan that honors the unique needs of your business while meeting all Federal, state, and local regulations.
- Goal 2 – To minimize your training and compliance costs by focusing on easily implemented, highly effective spill control procedures.
- Goal 3 – To become your trusted environmental advisor.
Whether you need a new SPCC Plan, tank integrity inspection/testing, an update to your existing document, or simply the required five-year review, TSP has the experience you need to get the job done right.