New spill rule for US tank management due out this year

The Spills Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan is required by the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation (40 CFR112) promulgated under authority of the Clean Water Act. (CFR = US Code of Federal Regulations) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2 weeks ago issued amended requirements for the preparation, content, and certification of SPCC plans. Nearly all petroleum distribution facilities are covered by the rule. Some facility categories specifically mentioned in the preamble are "petroleum bulk stations and terminals, crude petroleum and natural gas extraction, electric power generation, and heating oil dealers." Click here to enlarge imageThe purpose of the new SPC...

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