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  • Writer's pictureJoe DeCesaro

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

Have you ever wondered whether a template Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan or a site-specific SPCC Plan would be better for your operations? Why not have both? ALG has developed an SPCC Plan based on the EPA template for Tier I facilities that better serves facilities by not only streamlining the requirements but also by providing useful supplemental content in a format easy for the operator to follow.

SPCC Criteria: Under 40 CFR Part 112 the federal government requires facilities that have an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S. gallons to prepare an SPCC Plan. The goal of the regulation is to prevent oil from reaching navigable waters or adjoining shorelines, and to contain discharges of oil. Facilities that meet certain qualifications, such as having a total aboveground oil storage capacity of 10,000 U.S. gallons or less, may be designated as Tier I facilities and may utilize the EPA “Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template” to streamline their plan preparation. ALG has found that while the EPA template is a great starting point, it tends to fall short of providing practical tools and meet site specific needs. Our SPCC Plans are designed to have a similar appearance and layout to the EPA template so that regulators have a familiarity with the way content is presented to aid in their review and approval.

ALG SPCC Plan Approach: One of the most common violations under the SPCC program continues to be plans not being prepared, not being re-certified in a timely manner, and for being deemed inadequate by regulators. It’s time to protect your site from this type of violation. Our SPCC Plans can easily be adapted for use by Tier I facilities as well as facilities that require a Professional Engineer (PE) certification. ALG has had great success with clients with multiple facilities being able to have unique SPCC Plans that serve each site’s needs while using a similar format to streamline SPCC Plan development and maintain efficiency across the company.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Mike Waller, P.E.,; (805) 764-6003.


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