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Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)

The U.S. EPA requires certain facilities to prepare a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans to document how those facilities will protect surface waters from oil contamination in the event of an oil spill. Regulations that drive this program are found in Title 40 of the Federal Regulations Code, Part 112 (40 CFR 112). An SPCC Plan isn’t a permit or approval, but instead is a Federal regulatory requirement for any facility with over 1,320 gallons of petroleum stored in aboveground tanks. Virtually every asphalt plant exceeds this threshold, and therefore needs an SPCC plan. Watch this space for a new NAPA publication on developing a good SPCC tank inspection and integrity testing program.

Click here to see a webinar on developing an SPCC plan for asphalt plant facilities.

Click here for a copy of NAPA’s new Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan and Stormwater Management Guidance Manual that will assist asphalt plant owners in complying with federal requirements.