CAS & Associates, LLC (CAS) also prepare Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) inspections. The inspection must be maintained at the location of the facility that is normally attended at least four hours per day.
An SPCC applies to a facility that:
Stores, transfers, uses or consumes oil or oil products, such as diesel
fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable
oil or animal fat; and stores more than 1,320 U.S. gallons in total of
all aboveground containers.
Only count containers with 55 gallons or greater storage capacity or
more than 42,000 gallons in completely buried containers; and could
reasonably be expected to discharge oil to navigable waters of the U.S.
or adjoining shorelines, such as lakes, rivers, and streams.
An SPPC is performed to determine if the facility could reasonably discharge oil into or upon navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. You can determine this by considering the geography and location of your facility relative to nearby navigable waters (such as lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, and other waterways) or adjoining shorelines.
Also, you may want to consider whether precipitation runoff could
transport oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. You may
not take into account manmade features such as:
Other structures that might prevent, contain, hinder, or restrain
the flow of oil.
Assume these manmade features are not present when making your determination. If you consider the applicable factors described above and determine a spill can reasonably flow to a waterway, navigable water or adjoining shorelines, then you must comply with the SPCC rule.
The purpose of an SPCC plan is to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. This rule is part of the EPA's oil spill prevention program and was published under the authority of the Federal Pollution Control Act in 1974.
A facility is subject to SPCC and is required to be prepare and implement if it has an aggregate aboveground capacity greater than 1,320 gallons in containers 55-gallons or greater or an underground greater than 42,000 gallons and there is a reasonable expectation of a discharge into a navigable waterway or adjoining shoreline Plans must be reviewed and amended every five years or when facility information (personnel, oil sources, etc.) change.