SPCC Plans are required for facilities with large amounts of oil1 storage:
- Underground storage of 42,000 gallons or more; and/or
- Aboveground storage of more than 1,320 gallons total in containers of 55 gallons or more in capacity.
These plans must be approved by a Professional Engineer and renewed every 5 years. The Plans contain descriptions of Good Engineering Practices for facility systems, procedures for avoiding spills and containment measures. IRWIN has developed an emergency Oil Spill Notification card for use in Massachusetts. Print it out for a handy reference.
IRWIN adds value by conducting a detailed systems review for hazard assessment within the range of operating conditions and non-routine conditions. The assessment identifies key components that should be subject to regular preventative maintenance and/or testing. Spill pathway mapping and reporting protocols are also established.
SPCC Plans can also be part of a comprehensive Integrated Plan designed to address all aspects of Contingency Planning that apply to your facility. Material changes to your situation require you to update your Plan within 6 months of the change.
Note 1 – According to the U. S. EPA, the term oil means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to: petroleum; fuel oil; sludge; oil refuse; oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil; fats, oils or greases of animal, fish, or marine mammal origin; vegetable oils, including oil from seeds, nuts, fruits, or kernels; and other oils and greases, including synthetic oils and mineral oils.