Sill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) PlansIs Your Facility Prepared?
As of November 10, 2011, facilities that store petroleum fuel in aboveground storage tanks must have a functioning SPCC plan in place. The EPA will now be moving from compliance assistance to enforcement. Failure to meet regulation requirements may result in Class I fines up to $16,000 per violation and Class II fines up to $16,000 per day. An upsurge of client requests has prompted Koontz-Bryant to educate facility owners about regulations that guide the preparation of SPCC plans.
Many of the facilities Koontz-Bryant works with, either by helping them revitalize their operations or by helping them keep up with their current environmental permits, are subject to the EPA's Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations. The regulations require facilities that store petroleum and other oils onsite to produce and implement a plan to prevent the discharge of oil into navigable waters of the United States. This plan is known as a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan, or SPCC Plan. Part of the Clean Water Act, the regulations first became effective in 1974, and continue to be revised... READ MORE