Due to the danger that oil spills can cause to public health and the environment, every effort must be made to prevent oil spills and to clean them up promptly once they occur. Accordingly, a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule has been implemented to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The SPCC rule requires certain facilities to develop, maintain, and implement an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC Plan. SPCC Plans help facilities prevent oil spill, as well as control a spill should one occur.
SPCC applies to a facility that:
- Stores, transfers, uses or consumes oil or oil products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil or animal fat; and
- Stores more than 1,320 U.S. gallons in total of all aboveground containers (only count containers with 55 gallons or greater storage capacity) or more than 42,000 gallons in completely buried containers; and
- Could reasonably be expected to discharge oil to navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines, such as lakes, rivers and streams.
In conjunction with professional engineers, ComplyNet has been providing SPCC Plans to facilities in the automotive industry for decades. To discuss SPCC Plans, please call us at 1-800-653-1869 or email us at email@example.com.