Spill Prevention and Preparedness
Due to the danger oil spills cause to public health and the environment, every effort must be made to prevent oil spills and to clean them up promptly when they do occur. The purpose of the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. The SPCC rule requires facilities with an oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons to develop, maintain, and implement an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC Plan. These Plans help facilities prevent spills of oil and other substances, as well as control a spill should one occur.
Scott Environmental provides comprehensive SPCC compliance services for general industry facilities and operations. Our compliance team will work closely with your facility to develop an SPCC, administer SPCC employee training, conduct necessary SPCC recordkeeping, and provide our clients with the expertise necessary to meet their SPCC regulatory requirements.
According to the federal Clean Water Act, certain facilities that store and use oil are required to prepare and submit Facility Response Plans (FRPs). According to the EPA, an owner of a “substantial harm” facility must develop and implement an FRP due to their proximity to navigable waters or oil storage capacity. The FRP demonstrates that a facility has taken the necessary steps to prevent spills and is prepared and able to respond to a worst case oil discharge in a timely manner.
Scott Environmental’s team of environmental consultants will work with your facility first to determine if your facility is deemed a “substantial harm” facility based on the EPA’s criteria. If a facility is classified as one, we will work with you to develop an FRP that details discharge scenarios and response actions, identifies personnel responsible for spill control and reporting, and outlines a plan for recordkeeping, inspections, and training.
Hazardous Spill Response Action Plans (HSRAPs)
Spills involving certain materials require notifying local and federal authorities. Failure to report accidental spills can result in fines and penalties from numerous agencies. Scott Environmental is experienced in generating site-specific Hazardous Spill Response Action Plans (HSRAPs), which include an inventory analysis of all hazardous materials, reportable quantities and associated reporting agencies.