March 11

Oil Handling Facility’s SPCC Plan Satisfies Guidelines and Requirements

EnviroForensics completed a Spill Pollution Prevention, Control, & Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan to satisfy United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) guidelines and requirements for the DeGroate Petroleum oil handling facility. The total aggregate above ground oil storage capacity for the DeGroate facility exceeds 1,320 gallons, requiring an SPCC Plan per US EPA regulation Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 112 (40 CFR 112).  

EnviroForensics completed SPCC work tasks in several phases. Specific information related to the facility, operations, and oil storage activities was requested from DeGroate Petroleum. This information along with construction plans was reviewed by the EnviroForensics project team, and questions were fielded by the appropriate facility representatives. Next, an onsite visit was conducted by EnviroForensics personnel to document site conditions and to review site operations. Finally, the SPCC Plan was completed. 

The SPCC Plan was prepared in accordance with good engineering practices under the supervision of a Professional Engineer (P.E.), and included all elements required to maintain regulatory compliance with 40 CFR 112, including: 

  • Facility information details 
  • Details of oil storage capacity, tank locations, and handling procedures 
  • Control measures (such as secondary containment) installed to prevent oil spills from entering navigable water or adjoining shorelines 
  • Countermeasures to contain, cleanup, and mitigate the effects of an oil spill that has impacted navigable waters or adjoining shorelines 
  • Onsite personnel training of spill prevention and countermeasures, and records documentation  

Once completed, the SPCC Plan was certified by a P.E. licensed in the State of Indiana and provided to the DeGroate Petroleum facility.