Owners and operators of all Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)-regulated facilities must ensure that they have adequate secondary containment to prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. The regulations call for secondary containment systems to be described in detail in SPCC Plans. Get in the know with this practical special report.
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Developing and implementing your facility SPCC Plan is no small feat. There are numerous requirements for plan content and also additional requirements for carrying out monitoring, recordkeeping, and inspection protocols. Eight common plan deficiencies will be discussed in this paper. Be sure to review your plan to make sure that you’ve covered all bases.
"Here's a RCRA training records checklist to follow if your facility has less than 90 day storage. This is what EPA inspectors will be looking for should they show up at your facility."
"The inspection requirements of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan rule are designed to detect oil leaks, spills, or other potential integrity or structural issues before they can result in a discharge of oil to navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines."
"A state Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to pay a $30,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank (USTs) regulations at 10 facilities operated by the Department’s Division of Highways. As part of the settlement, the Agency has also agreed to statewide improvements of its UST monitoring procedures."
"Yesterday we discussed Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules for inspecting oil tanks. Regularly scheduled inspections, evaluations, and testing of bulk oil storage containers and loading and unloading areas by qualified personnel are critical parts of discharge prevention. But if your workers don’t know how to properly inspect a tank, they might not do it right, putting your facility in danger of a discharge."
"Yesterday we told you about a Rhode Island manufacturer that was fined almost $200,000 for various air permit violations. Here’s an air quality compliance checklist you can u"
"EPA defines "pesticides" as any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant."
"If your facility has safety data sheet (SDS) management issues, one recommended practice is to draft an SDS plan. Although not required by OSHA, it may be just the thing to help your facility get on track with SDS management. Here’s some information that you should include in your plan."
"Yesterday we told you about a state Department of Transportation (DOT) that got fined by EPA $30,000 for underground storage tank (UST) violations. We gave you part of an easy UST compliance checklist to see how closely you meet the federal UST regulations at 40 CFR Part 280. Here’s the rest of the checklist."