The purpose of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan (SPCC) is to prevent the discharge of oil into navigable waters and/or adjoining shorelines. The main purpose of an SPCC plan is preventative in nature. Partner provides Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plans to 40 CFR 112 requirements. In accordance with 40 CFR 112’s requirements, Partner’s SPCC plans are signed by a licensed professional engineer.
Additional information regarding Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans can be found on the EPA’s website.
Any facility with bulk oil or fuel stored in above ground storage tanks and meeting the following criteria is required to have an SPCC plan:
A SPCC plan is the responsibility of the facility owner and/or operator. It can be prepared by the owner/operator, an engineer or a consultant, but in many cases, must be certified by a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Once certified and implemented, the SPCC plan requires training, inspections and testing, and certain tank or site improvements may be necessary to fully comply with the rule.
Facilities that may be required to have a SPCC in place include: