The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has published final deadline
dates for the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations.
For existing facilities, the new dates are:
On October 7, 2010, EPA maintained the November 10, 2010 compliance date for
drilling, production or workover facilities that are offshore or that have an
offshore component, and for onshore facilities required to submit Facility
Response Plans (FRPs). However, EPA extended the compliance date an additional
year for all other facilities to amend or develop a SPCC Plan until November 10,
Does This Apply to You?
If you have an aggregate above ground storage capacity of oil at your
facility of 1,320 gallons or more this new rule most likely applies to you.
Tank “Integrity Test”
Per the revised rule, all included above ground storage containers will
be subject to periodic “integrity tests”. Integrity testing could mean many
things, and many types of tests. TCI Services has experience performing tank
integrity tests for compliance with this rule. With hundreds of tanks
inspected in compliance with the SPCC regulation we have developed an
approved scope of work for any kind of above ground storage container
The SPCC regulation is vague and states that you must “consider the use
of all relevant measures, including the use of industry standards, as a way
to implement those measures”. TCI Services has an intimate knowledge of all
the industry standards which must be considered. We have also been involved
in the development of some of these standards. This knowledge will save you
money when determining a scope of work for your tanks (containers).
TCI Services Can Take Care of All Your SPCC/Environmental Needs
TCI’s SPCC customers include: large oil companies, pipeline companies,
chemical companies, general manufacturing companies, steel processing
companies, food processing companies, storage terminals and aviation
The EPA has Already Issued Fines to Companies for:
|Missing SPCC plan|
|Incomplete SPCC plans|
|Failure to inspect tanks, valves, piping, and appurtenances|
|Failure to conduct integrity testing|
|Lack of secondary containment for tanks|
|Failure to provide facility personnel with SPCC training|
|Failure to periodically review plan|
If you are confused or need help in determining what it is
you should do or where you should start, TCI SERVICES can help!