Required by federal law under Oil Pollution Prevention regulation 40 CFR 112, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans are checked for compliance by the EPA every November. Non-transportation facilities that store oil or petroleum products on site in excess of 1320 gallons and have the potential to discharge oil into U.S. waters must implement an SPCC plan that meets EPA standards. Obviously, the goal is to keep waterways clean and help facilities prepare for appropriate response to worst case scenarios. But regardless of intent, the task can be daunting.
SafeRack Helps Facilities Prepare for EPA Compliance During October’s SPCC Month
That’s why SafeRack is here to help. Robert Hoge, SafeRack Oil & Gas Vertical Market Specialist explains, “We’re here to help businesses stay prepared and compliant. Our team has put together an informative 15-minute slide presentation that is perfect for a ‘Lunch & Learn’ educational presentation.” Hoge suggests that businesses begin by having their Regional Area Managers schedule a time to make this short presentation during a lunch break. “Once everyone is on the same page and fully understands the components that make up a thorough SPCC plan,” continues Hoge, “the business should conduct a self-audit to find any holes and identify areas that require attention.” Once issues are resolved, SafeRack is available to come in for a field survey. “During this final preparation stage, we send our surveyors out to make sure the business is ready for the EPA. If everything looks good from our perspective, we recommend compliance,” says Hoge.
Staying SPCC compliant doesn’t have to be painful!
SafeRack can help prepare for your self-audit today.
By Robert Hoge
SafeRack Oil & Gas Vertical Market Specialist with over 19 years of experience