Let ACS Engineering help protect your facility from the penalties associated with the failure to prepare or follow an SPCC plan, while minimizing your regulatory costs and compliance burdens.

The Oil Pollution Prevention regulation at 40 CFR part 112 applies to owners and operators of non-transportation-related onshore and offshore facilities that could reasonably be expected to discharge oil into navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines in quantities that may be harmful.

What type of oil requires me to have an SPCC?

Oil is defined to include petroleum products as well as fats, oils or greases of animal, fish or marine mammal origin, vegetable oils and other oils and greases.

The regulation requires affected facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans as part of compliance management. The SPCC Plan defines a comprehensive oil spill prevention program that minimizes the potential for discharges and addresses all relevant spill prevention, control and countermeasures necessary at the affected facility. Because the regulation is performance-based, affected facilities are given flexibility in meeting the compliance requirements to prevent discharges of oil to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.

What if I don't have an SPCC?

Significant environmental compliance penalties may be assessed for failure to prepare or follow an SPCC Plan, and for discharges that result from failure to follow the requirements of the regulation.

ACS Engineering has prepared and certified hundreds of spill plans. We apply a common-sense approach to ensure compliance while minimizing your costs and compliance management burdens. We prepare the required checklists and training materials to streamline the process—serving as your compliance assurance partner from the preparation phase through ongoing compliance management.

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