A facility is required to have an SPCC Plan if the facility has a “reasonable expectation of an oil discharge” to a waterway or adjoining shoreline and an aggregate oil storage capacity that is either:
For the purpose of SPCC Plans, oil is defined as any type or form of oil including, but not limited to, petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, fat, vegetable oil, synthetic oil, and mineral oil.
Facilities that are subject to the SPCC rule with less than 10,000 gallons of aggregate aboveground oil storage are classified based on certain criteria as either Tier I or Tier II. Tier I facilities are eligible to prepare and certify a SPCC Plan using the EPA Tier I SPCC template. Tier II facilities can prepare and self-certify an SPCC Plan in accordance with applicable requirements.
Facilities that are subject to the SPCC rule with more than 10,000 gallons of aggregate aboveground oil storage and meeting other criteria are classified as non-qualified facilities. These facilities must prepare a full SPCC Plan in accordance with the applicable requirements and have it certified by a Professional Engineer (PE).
Davenport Engineering has extensive experience preparing or recertifying SPCC Plans for Tier I, Tier II, and non-qualified facilities. Our licensed professional engineer (PE) and knowledgeable SPCC specialists are ready to help.