Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Inspection Requirements
August 17, 2020
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
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The SPCC rule requires that you:
- Test or inspect each container for integrity on a regular schedule and whenever you make material repairs
- Frequently inspect the outside of the container for signs of deterioration, discharges, or accumulation of oil inside diked areas. This visual inspection is intended to be a routine walk-around and include the container's supports and foundations
- Identify in your SPCC Plan the type and frequency of testing and inspection for each container and the appropriate qualifications of personnel performing the tests and inspections. You must retain testing and inspection records for 3 years. EPA recommends that formal test records or reports be retained for the life of the container
Integrity testing is required for all aboveground bulk storage containers located at onshore facilities (except oil production facilities). Integrity testing is necessary to determine if the container (e.g. a tank) is suitable for continued use until the next formal inspection.
Why you should Attend:
The inspection requirements of the SPCC rule are designed to detect oil leaks, spills, or other potential integrity or structural issues before they can result in a discharge of oil to navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines. Regularly scheduled inspections, evaluations, and testing of bulk oil storage containers by qualified personnel are critical parts of discharge prevention.
A container integrity inspection and/or testing program may involve one or more of the following: an external visual inspection of containers, foundations, and supports; non-destructive testing (examination) to evaluate integrity of certain containers; and additional evaluations, as needed, to assess the containers’ fitness for continued service.
The type of inspection program and its scope will depend on site specific condition and the application of good engineering practices and this can be accomplished by following applicable industry standards.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- SPCC Plan Requirements
- Types of oil storage containers
- Inspection criteria
- Integrity Inspection Requirements
- Virtual inspection (photos)
- Environmental Managers
- Environmental Supervisors
- Environmental Technicians
- EHS Managers
- EHS Supervisors
- EHS Technicians
Robert A. (Bob) LaRosa, PE, is an environmental engineer and regulatory compliance specialist with more than 30 years’ experience supporting clients in the federal government and in a variety of industries, including chemical, petroleum, transportation, telecommunication, food processing, pharmaceuticals. He has developed and implements SPCC plans at more than 100 different facilities in the transportation, industrial, commercial and government sectors.
As a licensed Professional Engineer, Bob reviews and approves release reporting plans for his clients. Bob is an effective and practiced instructor, with experience delivering more than 60 courses to nearly 1,000 students.