Does your facility use aboveground tanks or drums to store more than 1,320 gallons of fuel and/or oil* on your site? If so, you may be required to develop a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. This is an EPA requirement under the authority of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This is simply a “plan” and not a “Permit” meaning the applicable facility must develop and follow the Plan based on specific site characteristics but is not required to submit the plan to a regulatory authority. Although the plan is not submitted for approval/disapproval, the Plan must contain the information required in the SPCC Rule. Applicable facilities will be periodically inspected by EPA and must be able to present a site-specific plan upon request. This not only applies to storage tanks but also to facilities that store oil/fuel in containers that are 55 gallons or greater. You may also be required to develop an SPCC plan if your facility contains the following:
Rogue Environmental Consulting can provide a free assessment of your facility to determine whether or not an SPCC Plan is required. If it has been determined by the Rule that your facility is not exempt, Rogue Environmental Consulting can help develop a site-specific SPCC Plan. In addition, Rogue Environmental Consulting can provide annual SPCC training to your employees as required by the Rule.
*The definition of oil is described by the following: “Oil” means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to: fats, oils, or greases of animal, fish or marine mammal origin; vegetable oils including oils from seeds, nut, fruits, or kernels; and, other oils and greases, including petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, synthetic oils, mineral oils, oil refuse, or oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil” (excerpt of the SPCC Rule 40 CFR part 112).