Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans are required to prevent petroleum substances from reaching waters of the United States. Regulated by the US EPA, determining if a SPCC plan is required for your facility can be overwhelming, let us assist you by creating a response plan.
Shive-Hattery will visit your site to identify sources where a possible spill could occur and develop a plan. SPCC plans contain three major components:
- Prevention: This plan will suggest ways to minimize and prevent spills through design, training and monitoring.
- Control: The plan has an action plan to control the spill such as containment basins or other ways to detour or prevent the spill from entering waters.
- Countermeasure: If a problem does arise, the SPCC plan serves as a guide for first responders to know what to do, where and when to begin containment efforts and agencies to contact in the event of a spill.
When a SPCC plan has been created, Owners and Operators can expect to minimize or prevent spills that could result in penalties, fines, or costly remediation activities. Implementing a plan not only is required but demonstrates that you value employee safety and environmental stewardship.