Spill Prevention, Control, and
Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans

In order to prevent a discharge of oil from impacting U.S. navigable waters or adjoining shorelines, any facility having an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity of greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons (in 55-gallon containers or larger) or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S. gallons is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule (40 CFR Part 112). This rule is part of the EPAs oil spill prevention program and was established under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act in 1990, which amended the Clean Water Act (CWA) and addressed numerous problems associated with the prevention, response to, and cost of oil pollution incidents affecting navigable waters of the United States.

The SPCC rule covers oil of any type and in any form including, but not limited to: fats, oils, or greases of animal, fish, or marine mammal origin; vegetable oils, including oils from seeds, nuts, fruits, or kernels; and, other oils and greases, including petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, synthetic oils, mineral oils, oil refuse, or oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil.

Our SPCC services include the following:

  • New SPCC Plan Preparation
  • Technical Updates
  • Five-year Reviews with Updates
  • Current SPCC Plan Review with Recommendations and Updates
  • Site Visits to Provide Specific Recommendations)
  • Secondary Containment Design/Calculations