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Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans

Even though Rose Rock performs 24-hour spill response, we believe your company’s best dollars are spent in pre-planned prevention of a spill. That is why SPCC Plans are an integral part of the services we recommend. If you work in the oil and gas, manufacturing, or transportation industry, you may be required to have such a plan. Implementing these plans demonstrates your value on employee safety and environmental stewardship. Facilities that follow well-prepared SPCC Plans can expect to minimize, if not avoid, oil spills that could result in penalties, fines, or costly remediation activities.

SPCC Plans

Rose Rock has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and preparing SPCC Plans. Due to this experience and familiarity with regulations, we know what the regulators want and, more importantly, what you need for cost-effective compliance with the federal SPCC rule. Thoroughly researched and carefully prepared, this U.S. EPA-required plan will immediately minimize your expense and liability and provide a standard operating procedure should a spill occur. Furthermore, it can significantly reduce the risk of a spill occurring at all.

Service Features:

  • Performance of onsite research and assessment
  • Plan certification by registered professional engineer
  • Written report with digital photos upon completion of service

SPCC Compliance Audits

The SPCC rule under 40 CFR part 112 requires more than just a plan. It also requires that certain aspects of the facility meet design, construction, maintenance, and inspection requirements. The SPCC Compliance Audit is designed to determine if any deficiencies exist relative to the existing SPCC Plan and current federal regulations. Rose Rock provides a thorough report on any deficiencies along with recommendations that aid facilities in preparation of a pending U.S. EPA inspection.

Features of the SPCC Compliance Audit include an onsite visit to the facility to:

  • Compare existing site diagram to current site conditions
  • Measure berm height at its lowest point and compare to the SPCC Plan requirements
  • Note the condition of all secondary containment
  • Confirm all tanks or drums containing hydrocarbons are within secondary containment
  • Inspect physical condition of tanks and equipment, including tank foundations
  • Check drainage lines (if present) to ensure they are closed and locked
  • Inspect tank truck loading area, load line covers, drip pots, etc.
  • Inspect general area of flow lines for dead or distressed vegetation and/or condition of line connections, where exposed
  • Note any spills of oil or produced water