Posted on October 20, 2022
Are you in need of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) training? Here at Environmental 360, we have experienced personnel who can help keep your facility in compliance with federal regulatory requirements.
Why do you need SPCC training?
First and foremost, annual SPCC training is required per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule under 40 CFR § 112.7 General requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans. The following is copied directly from the SPCC regulation:
“Personnel, training, and discharge prevention procedures.
(1) At a minimum, train your oil-handling personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment to prevent discharges; discharge procedure protocols; applicable pollution control laws, rules, and regulations; general facility operations; and, the contents of the facility SPCC Plan.
(2) Designate a person at each applicable facility who is accountable for discharge prevention and who reports to facility management.
(3) Schedule and conduct discharge prevention briefings for your oil-handling personnel at least once a year to assure adequate understanding of the SPCC Plan for that facility. Such briefings must highlight and describe known discharges as described in § 112.1(b) or failures, malfunctioning components, and any recently developed precautionary measures.”
Who needs SPCC Training?
Anyone who handles oil at the facility, whether that be the pumper who transfers oil, operators/maintenance making repairs on oil containing equipment, and even outside contractors who may handle any oil.
What to train on?
All oil handling personnel should be trained on maintaining equipment, discharge prevention, the SPCC regulation, and SPCC Plan. They should also be able to recognize leaks and other issues to ensure they are corrected in a timely manner and know the proper control measures to maintain compliance with the facility’s SPCC Plan.
Environmental Protection Agency, Oil Pollution Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2014-04/documents/b_40cfr112.pdf.
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