Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures

SPCC Plans are a requirement of EPA’s oil pollution prevention regulations.

Spill, Prevention, Controls, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans are a requirement the U.S. EPA regulations on Oil Pollution Prevention (40 CFR Part 112). This established procedures and methods necessary to prevent the discharge of oil from non-transportation related onshore and offshore facilities into or upon the navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines. SPCC Plans are required for facilities that exceed the threshold volume for aboveground or underground oil storage and that have the potential to create substantial environmental harm and must be certified by a Professional Engineer.

We design compliant and accurate SPPC Plans.

Our consultants have extensive insight gained through years of regulatory interaction and plan development. They develop site specific plans that address regulations that are particular to your facility and help you determine the most cost effective and efficient means for your facility to maintain compliance. The SPCC Plan includes the following:

  • Facility Description & Chart
  • Designated Prevention Contact
  • Description of Potential Spill Sources
  • Prevention & Control Countermeasures
  • Discharge Contingency Plan
  • Inspection & Testing Procedures
  • Record Keeping Procedures & Schedules
  • Management Approval of the Plan
  • Professional Engineer's Certification
  • Personnel Training Program

We’ll assure that you are prepared and compliant in the long term.

We also assist our clients with the development of practices to ensure the plans are updated in accordance with ongoing facility changes and regulatory requirements. The SPCC Plan must be updated whenever there is a spill and whenever there is a change in facility design, construction, operation, or maintenance which materially affects the facility's potential for the discharge of oil. This update should be fully implemented as soon as possible, but no later than six months after such change occurs. At a minimum, a complete review and evaluation of the SPCC Plan must be performed once every five years, and the SPCC Plan must be updated, if necessary, within six months of the review.