What Should You Include in your SPCC Plan?

What Should You Include in your SPCC Plan?

The SPCC plan must include plan certifications where management approves the plan and implementation of the contents of the plan. If you’re building an SPCC plan, take a look at this list of things you should have in your plan:

  • Pollution Prevention Team: identify those people on the team and their responsibilities.
  • Discharge Response: if a discharge occurs, detail how the response will take place. 
  • Past Discharge History: include a three-year discharge history indicating if there have been any discharges and how much.
  • Facility Information: give a narrative description of the facility operations and oils that are stored at the facility. 
  • On-Site Storage: indicate all containers that store oil at the facility and including secondary containment measurements. 
  • Facility Diagram: attach a layout of the facility including oil storage containers and potential discharge locations. 
  • Potential Failures: specify the potential for leaks or spills for oil containers, piping, and equipment. 
  • A Spill Response Plan: include a plan of how a spill will be contained and cleaned up. 
  • Spill Containment and Prevention: include procedures, diversions, and contaminants for prevention.
  • Security: detail the security the facility or farm has in place to prevent oil spills and vandalism.
  • Loading and Unloading and Transfer Operations: specify procedures for loading and unloading and transfer operations including general containment controls.
  • Loading and Unloading Procedures:  include signs for loading/unloading areas, wheel chocks, personnel training, and other procedures.
  • Brittle Fracture Evaluation: evaluate tanks that have undergone repair alteration, reconstruction, or change in service. 
  • Spill Control Equipment: detail spill kit contents and locations.
  • Bulk Storage Containers: include answers to a series of questions that indicate compliance. 
  • Facility Drainage: specify the location the facility drains to and include slope information.
  • Facility Transfer Information: include procedures for materials transfer, pumping operations, and piping protection. 
  • Training: include documentation of personnel training.
  • Inspections: inspect tanks, secondary containment, and piping to be sure that there are no signs of leaks or damage. The industry standard is monthly inspections for the tanks, drums, piping, and secondary containment. 
  • Corrective Actions: take care of items that are found that require attention. 
  • Tank Testing: test tank according to the tank’s testing specifications.
  • Plan Reviews: review and recertify every five years. 
  • SPCC Plan Amendments: make amendments when items are changed at the facility (amendments must be certified).
  • Procedures for Oil Handling: indicate all procedures used for handling oils.

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