The New SPCC Rules Demystified


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The New SPCC Rules Demystified

  1. 1. How to be compliant on January 14th
  2. 2. How to be compliant on January 14th
  3. 3. 3 KPA – COMPANY PROFILE • Nationwide compliance expert on Safety, Environmental, HR • Colorado Headquarters • 23 Years Experience • 3000 + Clients – Dealerships, Service, Repair • 20 Offices Serving 41 States • Compliance products and services – OSHA – DOT – EPA – Workers’ Comp – Background checking – Onboarding – Harassment – Red Flags – Onsite inspections – Online and onsite training and tracking – And many more…
  4. 4. PRESENTED BY Peter Zaidel KPA Product Manager 303-228-2397
  5. 5. QUESTIONS • If you have questions during the presentation, please submit them using the “Questions” feature • Questions will be answered at the end of the webinar
  6. 6. 6 Presentation Overview 1. SPCC Rule and 2008/2009 Amendments Overview 2. Compliance Dates 3. Final Amendments Details
  7. 7. 8 Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule Overview • Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (40 CFR part 112) • Requirements help prevent oil discharges from reaching navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. • A plan is required if a facility has petroleum storage capacity of over 1320 gallons.
  8. 8. 9 SPCC Key Points • Navigable Waters – Includes storm sewers • Storage Capacity – 55 gallons and larger
  9. 9. 10 2008/2009 Amendments and Compliance Date Timeline Dec. 5, 2008 SPCC Rule Amendments Published in Federal Register Feb. 3, 2009 FR Notice: Delay of Effective Date and Request for Comment Jan. 14, 2010 Effective Date of SPCC Rule Amendments Apr. 1, 2009 FR Notice: Delay of Effective Date Oct. 15, 2007 SPCC Rule Proposal Published in Federal Register Nov. 2009 Final action in the FR Nov. 10, 2010 Compliance Date
  10. 10. 11 2008 SPCC Rule Amendments • Published in the FR on December 5, 2008 • Originally scheduled to go in effect February 3, 2009 • On April 1, 2009, EPA delayed the effective date of the SPCC rule amendments until January 14, 2010
  11. 11. 12 Purpose of 2008 Amendments • Address a number of issues raised by the regulated community • Increase clarity • Tailor and streamline certain requirements • Facilitate compliance by owners and operators of a facility
  12. 12. 13 2009 SPCC Rule Amendments • Finalize certain December 2008 amendments without change • Remove provisions from the December 2008 final rule • Provide technical corrections to provisions of the December 2008 amendments
  13. 13. 14 Applicable 2008 Finalized Amendments • Exempt heating oil containers at single-family residences • Amend the definition of “facility” • Revise facility diagram requirement to provide additional flexibility • Define and clarify requirements for a “loading/unloading rack” • Modify secondary containment requirement language • Exempt non-transportation-related tank trucks from the sized secondary containment requirements • Simplify security requirements • Amend the integrity testing requirements to allow greater flexibility • Clarify definition of “permanently closed” • Clarify applicability of the rule to man-made structures and wind turbines (continues…)
  14. 14. 15 The 2008 and 2009 Amendments become effective today.
  15. 15. A facility starting operation… Must… On or before August 16, 2002 • Maintain its existing SPCC Plan • Amend and implement the SPCC Plan no later than Nov. 10, 2010. After August 16, 2002 through Nov. 10, 2010 • Prepare and implement the SPCC Plan no later than Nov. 10, 2010. After Nov. 10, 2010 • Prepare and implement a SPCC Plan before beginning operations.* * Owners or operators of new oil production facilities must prepare and implement an SPCC Plan six months after the start of operations.
  16. 16. 18 And now for the details....
  17. 17. 19 Amended Definition of “Facility” • Clarifies that the definition of facility alone determines SPCC applicability. • Clarifies that containers can be separated or aggregated, based on various factors in defining “facility” – The owner or operator has discretion in identifying which buildings, properties, parcels, leases, structures, installations, pipes, or pipelines make up the facility.
  18. 18. 20 Self Certification for Tier I Qualified Facilities
  19. 19. If the facility has... And.... And the facility has Then: 10,000 U.S. gallons or less aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity; Within any twelve-month period, three years prior to the Plan certification date, or since becoming subject to the SPCC rule if in operation for less than three years, there has been: (1) No single discharge of oil to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines exceeding 1,000 U.S. gallons; and (2) No two discharges of oil to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines each exceeding 42 U.S. gallons No individual aboveground oil containers greater than 5,000 U.S. gallons; Tier I: Complete and self-certify Plan template in lieu of a full PE- certified Plan. Any individual aboveground oil container greater than 5,000 U.S. gallons; Tier II: Prepare self-certified Plan in accordance with all applicable requirements of §112.7 and subparts B and C of the rule, in lieu of a PE-certified Plan.
  20. 20. 22 Tier I Details • Template is found in Appendix G to the SPCC rule. • Template is designed to be a simple SPCC Plan. – Remove requirements for: • facility diagrams • facility description • brittle fracture evaluation • facility drainage • facility transfer operations • Limited to those facilities that: – Do not use environmentally equivalent measures, – Do not determine secondary containment to be impracticable, and
  21. 21. 23 Compliance Options P.E. Stamped plan prepared by a third party Self certified plan prepared by a third party Self Certified, self prepared plan
  22. 22. 24 Pros and Cons of Self Certification Pros Cons • Lower Cost • “Streamlined” Template • Greater Liability • Certifying knowledge of regulations • 22 Page template The template organizes the regulations but it does not greatly reduce the regulatory burden and the required technical knowledge to complete a plan
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  24. 24. 26 Facility Diagram Requirement • Revision clarifies that the facility diagram must include all fixed (i.e., not mobile or portable) containers. • For mobile or portable containers, the diagram must show: – The area of the facility on the diagram where such containers are stored – The number of containers, contents, and capacity of each container, unless a separate description is provided in the SPCC Plan
  25. 25. 27 General Secondary Containment • Clarifies that the general secondary containment requirement is intended to address the most likely oil discharge from any part of a facility • Allows active and passive secondary containment
  26. 26. 28 Tank Trucks • Sized secondary containment requirement change • Does not include mobile/portable containers that generally operate in fixed locations at a facility • The general secondary containment requirements still apply
  27. 27. 29 UST Oil Transfer Clarification Transfer activities associated with an UST are covered • All transfers/equipment (dispensers) must be addressed and meet the general secondary containment requirements. – Dispensers and racks are not part of a UST system and therefore SPCC regulated.
  28. 28. 30 Security Requirements A facility owner/operator is required to describe in the SPCC Plan how he/she will: • Secure and control access to all oil handling, processing and storage areas; • Secure master flow and drain valves; • Prevent unauthorized access to starter controls on oil pumps; • Secure out-of-service and loading/unloading connections of oil pipelines; and • Address the appropriateness of security lighting to both prevent acts of vandalism and assist in the discovery of oil discharges.
  29. 29. 31 Integrity Testing Requires owner/operator to: • Test/inspect each aboveground container for integrity on a regular schedule and whenever material repairs are made • Determine, in accordance with industry standards, the appropriate qualifications of personnel performing tests and inspections and the frequency and type of testing and inspections
  30. 30. 32 Permanently Closed Tanks • Not counted toward the 1320 gallon limit • Permanently closed means: – All liquid and sludge has been removed – All connecting lines and piping have been disconnected – All valves have been closed and locked – And conspicuous signs have been posted on each container • Does not require a container to be removed from a facility.
  31. 31. 33 Manmade Structures SPCC Plan preparer can consider: • The ability of building walls and/or drainage systems to serve as secondary containment for a container. • Indoor conditions that reduce external corrosion and potential for discharges, to develop a site- specific integrity testing and inspection program.
  32. 32. 34 For More Information • 2008 SPCC rule amendment Federal Register notice (73 FR 74236; December 5, 2008) – – • Complete Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (40 CFR part 112) – – • EPA Emergency Management Web Site – – • Superfund, TRI, EPCRA, RMP, and Oil Information Center – (800) 424-9346 or (703) 412-9810 – TDD (800) 553-7672 or (703) 412-3323 –
  33. 33. 35 FREE CONSULTING TIME!!!
  34. 34. CONTACT INFORMATION The recorded webinar and presentation slides will be emailed to you today including your local representative’s contact information. 866-356-1735