Research Laboratory SPCC Plans 5-Year Reviews

Research Laboratory SPCC Plans 5-Year Reviews

EEC Environmental (EEC) was selected to conduct five-year reviews of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans at several facilities in Maryland and Virginia. EEC engineers visited each site to ascertain oil management activities, to interview facility operators, to review facility spill and related oil management records. Typically, EEC organizes SPCC plans to correspond with applicable requirements in 40 CFR 112, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s oil management regulations as well as applicable state and local oil and storage tank regulations. As a first step, EEC professionals ensure that up-to-date regulations are cited in SPCC plans.

EEC updated the facility plans, addressed compliance with new federal and state requirements, and added new oil storage containers that were added since the prior review. EEC expanded the content of training materials being presented to facility operations and maintenance staff to further minimize the potential for oil spills.

During the course of one of the visits, EEC determined that one of the fuel oil storage tanks was not properly registered with the state environmental regulatory agency. The client authorized EEC to obtain state registration for the tank and to ensure that there was no compliance issue associated with the tank.

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