Do you know the requirements of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule in 40 CFR Part 112? Accurate Safety can assist your facilities in preparing, developing, amending, or implementing your SPCC Plan.
Preparation of the SPCC Plan is the sole responsibility of the facility owner or operator, but it can be prepared by an engineer or consultant. An SPCC Plan is unique to each facility and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) is required to certify that the SPCC Plan has been prepared in accordance with "good engineering practice, including consideration of applicable industry standards."
The objective is to prevent oil discharges from reaching navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines and as a cornerstone of EPA's strategy to prevent oil spills from reaching our nation's waters, the EPA requires that certain facilities develop and implement oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure, or SPCC Plans.
Unlike oil spill contingency plans that typically address spill cleanup measures after a spill has occurred, SPCC Plans ensure that facilities put in place containment and other countermeasures that would prevent oil spills that could reach navigable waters. A spill contingency plan is required as part of the SPCC Plan, if a facility is unable to provide secondary containment.http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/spcc/index.htm