Actemmx provides comprehensive Spill, Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) compliance services for a variety of facilities from farms to bulk oil distribution. Our knowledgeable team can provide clients with the expertise necessary to meet their regulatory compliance requirements. A compliant SPCC Plan protects both the environment and your bottom line!
SPCC REGULATIONS The SPCC regulations were originally published in 1973 under the authority of §311 of the Clean Water Act, with the first SPCC plans for oil-handling facilities required in January 1974. The US EPA revised the oil SPCC regulations outlined in 40 CFR 112 rule on July 17, 2002 with subsequent minor modifications on December 26, 2006, December 5, 2008, and November 13, 2009. The SPCC regulation sets forth requirements for the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to oil discharges at specific non-transportation-related facilities. The goal of this regulation is to prevent oil from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines, and to contain discharges of oil. The regulation requires facilities to develop and implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and establishes procedures, methods, and equipment requirements.
SPCC APPLICABILITY If you store oil or oil products (i.e., diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil, animal fat, or heating oil) at you facility with a…. total above ground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons in storage containers greater than or equal to 55-gallons -OR- total underground capacity greater than 42,000 gallons (excluding tanks regulated by 40 CFR Parts 280 or 281)
SPCC PURPOSE Spill Prevention Operating procedures to prevent oil spills at the facility.
Control Measures (such as secondary containment) installed to prevent oil spills from entering navigable waters or adjoining shorelines Countermeasures To contain, cleanup, and mitigate the effects of an oil spill that has impacted navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.
SPCC Plan Development - If your facility needs an SPCC Plan, it will be classified into one of three types of facilities. Your facility classification will determine how your SPCC Plan must be prepared.
SPCC Employee Training - Many facility owners are under the impression that once they have developed and implemented a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan they are compliant. One of the most integral parts of a SPCC Plan is often overlooked – SPCC employee training. The SPCC regulations require that all oil-handling personnel at SPCC-regulated facilities be trained.
SPCC Recordkeeping - Your SPCC Plan will include regularly scheduled inspections and integrity testing that must be documented. The SPCC rule requires that you keep a record of the inspections and tests, signed by the appropriate supervisor or inspector, for a minimum period of three years.