The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires commercial facilities with above-ground petroleum storage systems capacity greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons (or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S. gallons) to maintain a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan.
The SPCC Plan must be prepared according to EPA regulations outlined in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR) Part 112.
During storage and/or transport, a spill may occur. The 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.
A SPCC Plan is a formal written document that details how you will prevent and respond to oil spills. The primary purpose of a SPCC Plan is to establish procedures, methods, equipment, and other requirements to prevent the discharge of oil into or upon the navigable waters of the United States. Should a spill or release of oil occur, a SPCC Plan also provides guidance to help minimize negative impacts to human health and the environment and streamline response and recovery efforts.
Facilities such as Oil Production Facilities, Bulk Oil Storage, Power Facilities, Airports, Marinas, Auto Industry, Farms and Ranches, and facilities with Standby Generators would likely require a SPCC Plan. A SPCC plan is a valuable precaution that can protect you from regulatory violations and prepare the facility should a spill occur.
Our team has provided SPCC Plans for big box stores, universities, healthcare facilities, auto service facilities, wastewater treatment plants, and others. Please contact us at (888) 368-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org and allow us to develop a plan for your operation.