Creating Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plans
If you need to develop or update your facility’s SPCC plan in Missouri or Oklahoma, Mid-America Environmental Solutions can help you. We have years of experience customizing Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans (40 CFR 112) for companies. We are willing to assist with SPCC training for your employees and to be listed as your emergency response contractor. SPCC plans are required for any facility with a total above-ground oil/fuel storage capacity of 1,320 gallons in 55-gallon or larger containers. A long list of products is included in the definition of oil. Contact us to learn more.
Why Do You Need an SPCC Plan?
A Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan (SPCC) aims to prevent oil from discharging into water or shorelines. This plan is preventative. The criteria for a facility to have an SPCC plan include the following:
- Bulk oil or fuel is stored in above-ground storage tanks
- Non-transportation related facility
- Facility with an above-ground oil or fuel storage capacity of 1,320 gallons contained in 55-gallon or larger containers
- Facility has a reasonable expectation of a discharge into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines
Who Is Responsible for an SPCC Plan?
The facility owner or operator is responsible for an SPCC plan. The operator, owner, engineer, or consultant can prepare the plan. In most cases, the person preparing the SPCC plan must be certified by a registered Professional Engineer (PE). An SPCC plan requires training, testing, and inspections.
What Is Included in an SPCC Plan?
An SPCC plan includes what a facility will do if and when an oil spill occurs. This plan helps demonstrate to the EPA that your facility is prepared in the event of an oil spill. SPCC plans are customized to their facility, but all plans must include the following:
- Spill prevention practices
- Drainage or discharge controls
- Oil handling operations
- Resources and equipment used to prevent oil spills
Additional SPCC Plan Requirements
The type of SPCC plan requirement for your facility depends on your facility’s above-ground oil storage capacity, the facility’s history of oil spills, and the size of your storage containers. The three types of SPCC plans include Qualified Tier I Facility, Qualified Tier II Facility, and Non-Qualified Facilities. We will help determine the type of SPCC plan for your facility.
SPCC Employee Training
Your employees must be SPCC trained after a plan is developed and implanted by the facility. We offer SPCC employee training for all oil-handling personnel at SPCC-regulated facilities. Our experienced compliance team has helped prepared countless SPCC Plans and training. We ensure your employees will be SPCC trained and compliant as soon as possible.
Contact Mid-America Environmental Solutions
Whether you need to update your SPCC plan or need to create a new one, we are here for you. We will help you navigate the SPCC regulatory requirements and transform them into a clear SPCC Plan customized for your facility. Our goal is to protect your facility from penalties and ensure your safety. Mid-America Environmental Solutions provides innovative environmental services to meet your unique needs. We invite your employees to attend our informative SPCC employee training for full compliance. Contact us today to learn more.