What is a Tier 1 SPCC?

What is a Tier 1 SPCC?

So a Tier I SPCC is for a facility with no oil spills in the past three years that has at least 1,320-gallons of oil products on site, with no tank over 5,000-gallons, and not exceeding 10,000-gallons in total.

Is an SPCC plan required to be filed with the EPA?

Yes, and you do not have to file the plan with EPA. If over 10,000 gallons in total oil storage capacity, you will need a professional engineer to certify your plan.

What is EPA SPCC?

EPA’s oil spill prevention program includes the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) and the Facility Response Plan (FRP) rules. The SPCC rule helps facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines.

How often do you have to update your SPCC plan?

every five years
Amend and update your SPCC Plan when changes are made to the facility, for example, if you add new storage containers (e.g. tanks) that are 55 gallons or larger. You must review your Plan every five years to include any changes in oil storage or spill prevention procedures or equipment at your facility.

Who can certify an SPCC plan?

The owner or operator of a “qualified facility” can prepare and self-certify an SPCC Plan rather than have a Professional Engineer (PE) review and certify the Plan. There are two types of qualified facilities, Tier I and II.

What triggers an SPCC?

A facility is covered by the SPCC rule if it has an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S. gallons and there is a reasonable expectation of an oil discharge into or upon navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining …

What happens if a small amount of oil gets into a waterway?

Because most kinds of oil are less dense than water, most spilled oil floats on the water surface. It spreads out and is pushed across the water by wind and currents. Since birds preen themselves to clean their feathers, they can also ingest oil, causing illness or death.

Who needs SPCC plan?

If you are operating a facility unrelated to transportation which contains more than 1,320 gallons of aggregate aboveground petroleum storage, and that aggregate is stored in containers with a capacity of 55 gallons or larger, you are required by law to maintain an SPCC plan.