The SPCC Program is a FEDERAL Program (NOT run by State Entities).
SPCC stands for the Oil Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure Program
and dates back to the early 1970's.
SPCC is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, commonly known as the 'EPA'.
SPCC Applies to All Farms That:
SUNDERLAND ENGINEERING SPCC SERVICES:
We Do ALL or Part of the Following to Meet Our Farm Clients Needs...
SPCC Plan Development
(10,000 Gallons and Over on Site Require a P.E. Plan)
Containment Products for Purchase
For the Do-It-Yourself Project, Or Turn Key Containment Design
We Supply Materials to Construct a Secondary Containment System. These Include...
-DuraLife Corrugated Steel Ring Systems
-Synthetic Liners, Used for Earthen Dike Containment
-Pre-Cast Concrete Totes (Tanks 2,000 Gallons & Under)
What Does the SPCC Rule Require?
The SPCC divides farmers into two tiers; Those who store between 1320 and 10,000 gallons of oil; and the second group, those who store in excess of 10,000 gallons of oil products, or have a tank 5,000 gallons or larger, are required to have their spill response plan reviewed and approved by a licensed engineer.
In either case, if oil is stored on your land, an essential part of a spill response plan includes secondary containment containers and details about which local contractors may help respond in the event that a spill occurs. The construction of secondary containment storage cost has a broad range, between $1,000 and $15,000 dependent on tank volumes, number of tanks, and numerous other factors. Any farm not in compliance with all SPCC plan requirements (1.SPCC Plan & 2.Secondary Containment) can be fined by EPA.
Responding to a Spill
When an oil spill does occur, farmers must put their SPCC plan into place promptly, in order to prevent oil from reaching the surface or the ground water. If oil does make it into water or is suspected to have contaminated or entered the water supply, the farmer is required to notify the National Response Center.
When a farmer covered by SPCC has two separate spills of 42 gallons or more of oil within a one-year period, or has a single spill where in excess of 1,000 gallons of oil is lost, farmers are required to notify the EPA regional office. These requirements indicate that a simple, small vehicle oil spill may not require you to file any reports. However, if there is any doubt about your obligation, it is best to seek consultation of qualified individuals who can review the information about the spill and provide you with guidance as to what your state and the federal government require.
More information can be found on EPA's Website at:
EPA's farm informational flyer is at:
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