Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

Oil storage near navigable waters or drainage systems that discharge to navigable waters is regulated under the EPA's Spill Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule. The Rule applies to facilities that store 1,320 gallons or more of oil in aboveground containers and, in some cases, facilities that store 42,000 gallons or more of oil in underground tanks.

The primary requirement of the SPCC Rule is to create and implement an SPCC Plan. In general, the Plan describes the oil products that a facility stores, the volume of oil stored, how the oil is stored, and the measures the facility takes to prevent spills, and the procedures that the facility follows in the event of a spill. If the facility stores greater than 10,000 gallons of oil in aboveground containers, the Plan must be certified by a professional engineer.

Freer Consulting can assist you in determining how the SPCC Rule may apply to your facility and work with you in developing an effective SPCC Plan.  Contact us for more information on how Freer Consulting can help.