Free Workshop to Explain Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Rule
a free online workshop, EPA will provide detailed information about the
current Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
requirements for above-ground storage tanks. The workshop will be held
Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The SPCC regulation is found at 40 CFR part 112. Facilities subject
to the rule must prepare and implement a plan to prevent any discharge
of oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States or adjoining
shorelines. A facility subjected to the SPCC rule must meet three
criteria: 1) It must be non-transportation related; 2) it must have an
aggregate AST capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely
buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons; and 3) there must
be a reasonable expectation that a release of oil may enter surface
Although the workshop is free, advance registration is required so
that EPA can contact you about the details of the broadcast location,
follow-up contacts with EPA officials, and potential needs for
certificates. The workshop will be offered via satellite at locations
throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Classroom location information, directions, and parking instructions
will be sent with registration confirmation. Walk-ins are welcome, but
preference will be given to pre-registered participants, EPA says. Some
sites have limited seating, so register early.
For those who cannot attend one of the broadcast locations, the
workshop is being Web-streamed. RealPlayer will be needed to view the
event. The URL for the event will be provided upon registration. For
additional information or to register for the workshop, visit http://www.kstate.tv/epa.