Spill Prevention, Control, Countermeasures, & Facility Response Plans
In 1974 the Clean Water Act set the SPCC Rule into effect, which is Part 112 of the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR). Essentially, any facility with oil storage in excess of 1,320 gallons in containers of 55-gallons or more is subject to the requirements of the rule. In its 50-year history there have been multiple iterations and shifting interpretations of the rule. There are hundreds of thousands of facilities that are subject to the SPCC rule ranging from small-volume commercial facilities and farms to large refinery facilities with millions of gallons of storage. Also, facilities that meet “substantial harm” criteria (generally storing over 1 million gallons of oil) are required to prepare facility response plans (FRPs) in accordance with requirements of Part 112.
Response Planning Services
PPM has a wide range of practical and operational knowledge of the SPCC rule and has prepared thousands of SPCC Plans and hundreds of facility response plans. PPM focuses on developing plans that are workable and can be easily implemented. PPM’s services are further strengthened by our ability to provide training services to further assure compliance and a successful response to releases. Should a release occur, PPM also offers the services necessary for reporting, responding and remediating the release. Response planning services offered include: