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P.O. Box 62228

Midland, TX 79711

Tel: (432) 563-2200

Fax: (432) 563-2213


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Lafayette, La 70505-3525

Tel: (337) 572-9937

Fax: (337) 572-9938


P.O. Box 2426

Lindale, Tx 75771

Tel: (903) 881-8390

Fax: (903) 881-8395

San Antonio Texas

Tel: (432) 631-4587

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for any facility with an aboveground oil storage capacity of 1,320 gallons or more of oil (new oil, used oil, petroleum, or vegetable oil-based products) that could reasonably be expected to discharge oil to navigable waters. Etech provides professional services to develop and implement the SPCC Plan.

Our environmental professionals will:

  • Conduct a thorough site visit
  • Map the site, including all oil storage vessels, above and below ground piping, and secondary containment (including volume determination) and site drainage patterns
  • Identify issues that need correcting and allow the client the opportunity to correct the issues before the Plan is finalized
  • Prepare the SPCC Plan
  • Have a Professional Engineer certify the Plan

In some cases, the regulations may require the production of a detailed Facility Response Plan (FRP) that has more specific and stringent requirements. There are also requirements for facilities with underground storage capacities of 42,000 gallons or more. The basic applicability determination (other factors may apply) for a facility is presented below in a decision tree.
Please call for a specific determination if your facility characteristics vary from the decision tree.

Etech Environmental and Safety Solutions, Inc. can help bring your organization into full compliance with regulations while minimizing financial and operational costs. Also, in some cases, SPCC and FRP plans can be integrated with other contingency planning and storm water protection requirements- the result being only one comprehensive program that reduces training burden and other operational costs as well as simplifying worker understanding of plan requirements. Additional services are also offered to verify a facility is not required to have an SPCC Plan including an evaluation of the facilities physical setting, geological setting, and release modeling determination.