Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans
Engineering, Design and Construction Services
The preparation and implementation of SPCC plans are regulated by the USEPA and not the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the SPCC plan is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines of the United States. The SPCC regulations are found in 40 CFR Part 112 and were last amended by the USEPA in November of 2009. Generally speaking, an oil storage or processing facility must meet the following three criteria to be regulated by the SPCC rule:

1. It must be a non-transportation related facility.

2. It must have an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity of greater than 42,000 gallons.

3. There must be a reasonable expectation of a discharge into or upon navigable waters of the United States.

The SPCC plan includes a facility drainage plan, a description of oil loading and unloading procedures, personnel training, inspection schedules control measures installed to prevent oil from entering navigable waters and countermeasures to contain, cleanup and mitigate the effects of an oil spill. The SPCC plan must be approved by the management of the facility under compliance by these regulations.
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