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U.S. EPA  Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule

The Storage and management of oil products is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   The EPA developed the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule to prevent, prepare for, and respond to oil spills.  The EPA’s rule requires any facility that has an aboveground storage capacity of greater than 1,320 gallons of oil storage.

Summary of Requirements

  • Subject facilities must maintain and up-to-date SPCC Plan
  • All aboveground storage containers greater than or equal to 55 gallons capacity must have secondary containment
  • Rubber mats must be available to cover any storm drains near oil storage locations with containers equal to or greater than 55 gallons
  • Spill kits must be available near oil storage locations with containers equal to or greater than 55 gallons
  • Regular inspections of systems and equipment must be conducted
  • All employees must be trained regarding SPCC requirements and proper handling of hazardous materials
  • All inspections and trainings must be documented and records retained for three years

Types of Oils Covered by the SPCC Plan

Petroleum Non-petroleum Oil products
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel fuel
  • Motor oil
  • Heating fuel
  • Other oils and fuels
  • Liquid chemicals
  • Cleaners
  • Animal-based oils
  • Vegetable oil
  • Biofuel
  • Oil-based paint
  • Oil-based thinners
  • Oil-based inks
  • Oil-based solvents
  • Tars and greases