Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)

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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)

The purpose of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan is to prevent the discharge of petroleum products into navigable waters and/or adjoining shorelines. In accordance with 40 CFR 112’s requirements, SPCC plans may be required to be signed by a licensed professional engineer.

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 (P.E.). 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. GRI has many years of  experience preparing Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure plans to  40 CFR 112 requirements for a variety of clients.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Any facility with bulk oil or fuel stored in aboveground storage tanks and meeting the following criteria is required to have an SPCC plan:

  • Facility must have an aggregate aboveground storage capacity of greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity of greater than 42,000 gallons;
  • Facility where there is a reasonable expectation of a discharge into or upon navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines; and
  • Facility where a State or Local Regulatory Agency requires a Spill Prevention Plan in accordance with 40 CFR 112

Why GRI?

GRI can evaluate your site to determine if a SPCC plan is needed and if so GRI can provide a plan that meets the 40 CFR 112 requirements, which will be signed by a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E). We can assist with SPCC plan preparation, implementation, training and ongoing inspections. GRI has helped hundreds of companies with their SPCC plans.

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