Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

EPA Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) focus on preventing oil discharges from reaching navigable waters of the US including adjoining shorelines. Regulations have two types of requirements: Prevention requirements (SPCC) and Facility Response Plan (FRP) requirements.

SPCC rules apply to owners or operators of facilities that drill, produce, gather, store, use, process, refine, transfer, distribute, or consume oil or oil products. The text of the regulation is found at 40 CFR part 112.


The regulation requires that all regulated facilities have a fully prepared and implemented SPCC Plan certified by a licensed professional engineer. Facilities must implement the Plan, including carrying out the spill prevention and control measures for containing a spill. In the event the facility cannot implement containment measures, the facility must demonstrate that secondary containment is impractical; conduct periodic integrity and leak testing of bulk containers and associated valves and piping; develop and incorporate a strong spill contingency plan into the SPCC Plan; and provide a written commitment of manpower, equipment, and materials required to quickly remove any quantity of oil discharged that may be harmful. Envirosure has the experience and expertise to be of assistance regarding SPCC requirements.

Envirosure team of engineers and environmental experts can make the process easy for you, no matter how complex your situation.