If you find your facility in need of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, you may be in luck! A full-fledged SPCC plan can be a costly expense because of the need for a Professional Engineer to seal the plan, the need for site figures outlining the oil storage areas, piping, transfer areas, and a detailed description of the processes at the facility. Fortunately, there is an alternative for facilities that can reduce those costs by implementing a Tier I Qualified SPCC and self-certifying the plan if they meet some very specific criteria. “Self-certifying” means that someone within your company would need to be familiar enough with the rules of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 112 (40 CFR §112) to certify that the information within the plan is accurate and meets the requirements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Tier I Qualified SPCC
You don’t know what you don’t know. With environmental regulations constantly changing it can sometimes feel overwhelming. W&M’s environmental compliance experts can help guide you through the maze of regulations to show you where those gaps might be in your environmental program. A Regulatory Applicability Screen (RAS) is a quick and valuable service that provides our clients with a list of potential regulatory concerns ranging from air permits, water supply, wastewater, stormwater, hazardous waste, and various other environmental reporting requirements. In each of these regulatory areas, W&M outlines the gaps and potential corrective actions that you could undertake to eliminate those gaps. The process begins with an information gathering meeting to understand the nature of the facility. Then one of our environmental experts conducts the RAS to determine regulatory applicability and potential compliance gaps with U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and other state and
- September 22, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for a lunchtime webinar as Nic Andreani, P.E. , and Emile Hanna, P.E. discuss Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules for oil spill prevention and preparedness. Facilities that implemented plans no later than November 10, 2011 as part of EPA’s most recent rule amendments are approaching the required five-year plan review and (more…)
Under contract with Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR), W&M Environmental Group, Inc. (W&M) prepared several Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans for radiotransmitter facilities located in North Carolina, New York, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma. The facilities above ground storage tanks (ASTs) are owned and operated by individual radio stations and by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA intends to use these facilities as broadcast sites during emergencies. The SPCC Plans were prepared in accordance with 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 112 Oil Pollution Prevention and the appropriate state regulations.
W&M recently was tasked to review a client’s storage and distribution terminal facility operations and provided them with assurance of regulatory compliance under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Water Act (CWA). W&M successfully conducted an environmental compliance audit to determine regulatory applicability and potential compliance gaps with state and federal environmental regulations. The audit was conducted under the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act. The results of the audit also provided suggestions for future management practices aimed to help them save time and money. Areas covered in the audit included: Client’s Wastewater Permit and Wastewater Treatment Plant operations; Storm water discharge permitting and an existing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) were reviewed; RCRA compliance including waste classification and waste handling practices; The client’s Industrial and Hazardous Waste Notice of Registration (NOR) was evaluated for potential gaps, discrepancies, and completeness for waste codes and