Recent SPCC Rule Amendments

After 9 years of amendments and postponements, changes to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rules passed in 2002 have finally taken effect! PE-certified SPCC Plans are required for most facilities that have an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons (not including containers less than 55-gallons).  (for more information, click on the heading)

The following summarizes recent amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule; however, it is not intended to be comprehensive.

Applicability: SPCC Plans are required for certain facilities that have an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons (not including containers less than 55-gallons in capacity), and/or a completely buried underground storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons.

Deadline: After several years of SPCC Rule amendments, and deadline postponements, all regulated facilities were required to have SPCC Plans in place, amended and/or implemented by November 10, 2011 (except farms; May 10, 2013).