Under Federal regulation 40 CFR 112, if you store more than 1,320 gallons of oil or petroleum products above ground or greater than 42,000 gallons below ground at your facility you are required to have an SPCC plan. While this is a federal requirement there is overlap with state and local requirements related to the discharge of oil and oil sheens that may violate state water quality standards.

The overall intent and purpose of a SPCC Plan is to identify facility risks that could lead to accidental discharge of oil, manage those risks and define steps to be taken in the event of discharge or spill. The plan would also provide detailed steps to be taken to stop a discharge and clean up any resulting spill damage. 

A typical plan contains:

  • Facility diagram
  • Type of oil in each container and storage capacity
  • Failure analysis
  • Discharge prevention measures
  • Discharge prevention controls
  • Emergency information (i.e. contact information and steps to take)
  • Procedures for storage and handling
  • Spill prevention and countermeasure details for discovery, response and cleanup
  • Checklists for Inspections

Seneca Engineering Professional Engineers have SPCC experience in many states and are prepared to assist you with developing, updating and certifying your SPCC Plan. As an added value we have the experience to evaluate your facility and make recommendations regarding any environmental concerns observed during the review of your site.