Since 1973 the US EPA has implemented Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations governing above ground storage of petroleum product. These regulations were developed in an effort to prevent the release of petroleum product (oil spills) and are contained in 40 CFR 112.7.
Preparation of a SPCC plan is required for those facilities having an aggregate volume of petroleum storage greater than 1,320 gallons in 55-gallon containers or larger, including oil-filled transformers. The SPCC plan must be updated every five years, or whenever the petroleum storage at a facility changes.
The regulations also require that the SPCC plan provide guidance for prevention of releases of petroleum product, inspection of the containers used to store petroleum product, and the steps that should be taken in the event of a release. The SPCC plan also provides guidance regarding personnel training and record keeping as required by the regulation.
RRC can prepare Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for applicable facilities. RRC’s staff has completed SPCC plans for industrial facilities with aggregate storage of 1,320 gallons to greater than 50,000 gallons. We also provided training regarding inspection and record keeping for those facilities.