Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPC) Plans: Preparing to avoid worst-case scenarios.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires commercial facilities with aboveground petroleum storage systems to maintain a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. A SPCC plan is designed to protect public health, public welfare, and the environment from potential harmful effects of oil/petroleum discharges to navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The plan must be reviewed at least once every five years from the date of the initial review to include more effective prevention and control technology and incorporate any modifications and/or amendments.