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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

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If you store more than 1,320 gallons of any oil product, including anything from fuel to peanut oil, you may be required to develop a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Antea Group assists industry, railroads, and agricultural institutions with the development of comprehensive SPCC plans, training, documentation and record-keeping to meet the latest standards.

To prevent the accidental release of oil to the environment, 40 CFR 112 requires the development of a SPCC plan if you have 1,320 gallons total or more of oil storage (ASTs), or 42,000 gallons underground storage (USTs). Storage containers may include tanks, containers, and oil-filled equipment (hydraulic jacks, transformers), if they have the capacity to hold 55 gallons or more, including all tanks on site even if they are empty. Because “oil” can mean petroleum, animal fats, vegetable oils, used oil, and oil mixtures (like oily water), even agricultural institutions can be required to develop an SPCC for the storage of vegetable and animal oils.

While failure to develop and maintain your SPCC plan can result in expensive fines and penalties, you are not on your own when it comes to SPCC plan compliance. Antea Group’s national team of experts can help you find the most cost-effective approach to meet your needs. This includes the option to utilize iEHS® automation and mobile devices to increase efficiency and consistency during site inspections, data collection, and report generation, and allow facility and asset tracking and portfolio analysis across your network.

YOUR PARTNER FOR SPCC COMPLIANCE

With local staff familiar with all relevant federal and state requirements, spill planning, and fire codes, Antea Group is proud to be your planning partner for SPCCs. Not only can we ensure your facility is compliant with the federal regulations found at 40 CFR 112, we can also help you develop plans to meet state and local environmental health and emergency planning requirements. For those facilities that store 1 million gallons or more of oil, Antea Group can help you determine whether you also need a Facility Response Plan (FRP).

Working with your staff, we can strategize on how best to manage your facility. If you lack secondary containment, we can help you design it. If you have old tanks, we can help you remove them in an environmentally friendly manner. And if you are just trying to determine if you need an SPCC or FRP, call us and we will help you figure it out. We partner with you to find the most efficient, accurate, and cost-effective approach to meet your needs.

Negotiating SPCC plan requirements can be confusing, but Antea Group is here to help. Contact us today!

 

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