Oil Spill Plan Services
Per the EPA, a SPCC plan must be prepared by all facilities subject to regulation. This Plan is to help prevent any discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The main thrust of the SPCC regulation is prevention, as opposed to after-the-fact reactive measures commonly described in Oil Spill Contingency Plans.
We are experienced in preparing SPCC plans and follow new guidelines that require companies to include Contingency Plans.
Do I need Spill Plans?
A facility is subject to the SPCC regulations if it could be reasonably expected that oil discharged from the facility would reach navigable waters. This determination is based upon considerations of the geography and terrain (such as proximity
to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines, land contour, drainage patterns, and types of soil and rock). It should be noted that manmade features that act as secondary containment and that serve to restrain, hinder, contain, or otherwise prevent a discharge are excluded from consideration in this determination.
It is further instructional to note that Spill Plans must be re-certified by a PE at least every five years.
Who Prepares the Plan?
Preparation of the SPCC Plan is the responsibility of the facility owner or operator, or it can be prepared by an engineer or consultant but it must be certified by a registered Professional Engineer (PE). By certifying the SPCC Plan, the Professional Engineer, having examined the facility, attests that:
(S)He is familiar with the requirements of Part 112;
The engineer or their agent has visited and examined the facility;
The Plan has been prepared in accordance with good engineering practices, including consideration of applicable industry standards, and with the requirements of Part 112;
Procedures for required inspections and testing have been established;
The Plan is adequate for the facility.
What Does the Plan Entail?
The SPCC Plan must clearly address the following:
• Operating procedures to prevent oil spills;
• Control measures to prevent a spill from reaching navigable waters; and
• Countermeasures to contain, clean up, and mitigate the effects of an oil spill that reaches navigable waters.
Although a SPCC plan must have the above information, each SPCC plan will be unique to the specific facility,operations, and location. Development of an SPCC Plan requires detailed knowledge of the facility, including the location and capacity of oil-based storage, and the potential effects an oil spill could have on the area environment and natural resources.
Each SPCC Plan, while customized to the facility it covers, must include certain standard elements to ensure compliance
with SPCC regulations.
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
Download A Facility Data Sheet
Choose a document type and download a Facility Data Sheet for each location. You may download a .doc, .pdf, or .docx file from this site. Fill out the form and return by email attachment to Bing Wines, PE. This begins the process of having your site compliant with applicable laws governing Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans.
Submit Completed Data Sheets
When your Facility Data Sheets are complete, please use the convenient button "email now" to attach your files and email them to us. This is the second step in compliance.
Schedule a Site Inspection
Use this contact form to request a licensed Professional Engineer to inspect your facilities. This is the third of four steps in becoming a compliant operator.