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What is an SPCC Plan for a Marina?

The EPA Clean Water Act requires that any facility that has oil product storage capacities of 1,320 gallons or more develop and implement a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan in accordance with 40 CFR Part 112.  The SPCC regulations classify companies other than oil production companies as Bulk Oil Storage facilities. There are three forms of SPCC plans:  Tier I, Tier II and Professional Engineer Certified.  Tier I & II are applicable to facilities with less than 10,000 gallons of oil product storage tanks.  Facilities that exceed this volume must adapt a PE Certified Plan which requires a site visit.  The Corps Of Engineers, State and local requirements may direct only a PE Certified SPCC plan regardless of the capacity of the fuel storage tank.

Since Marinas have retail fuel delivery pumps on their piers, it obviously is very important that their SPCC Plan be constructed to address all possible spill prevention procedures. The on-shore bulk storage tanks must have approved secondary containment structures in place to prevent any fuel leaks from reaching the adjacent waters.  In addition, the fuel transfer piping from the storage tank to the delivery pump on the pier must be in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.

SPCC Regulations

A properly compliant SPCC plan will cover all applicable regulations and include a detailed discussion of the following:

  • A detail listing of all oil product vessels of 55 gallons or more.
  • Secondary containment analysis and calculation of all vessels 55 gallons or more. This containment may be in the form of passive such as double walled vessels, constructed walls capable of holding the quantity of the largest vessel plus 10% rainfall freeboard. Active containment in the form of spill kits may be in compliance on the fuel dispensing dock.
  • Topographical Maps showing distance to any waterways, intermittent streams or bodies of water.
  • Diagram of facility detailing the location of all oil product storage vessels and the primary direction of drainage from the facility
  • Reference to specific applicable EPA regulations
  • An Oil Spill Contingency Plan detailing all actions to be taken in the event of a major oil spill
  • Detail discussion, including the criteria, required inspections and record keeping for compliance with integrity testing standards of either STI or API directives of applicable vessels.
  • Discussion of facility security and vandalism prevention
  • Employee training directives and applicable records
  • Oil storage vessel inspection forms

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Maurice provides the lowest possible costs while maintaining the highest quality and compliance for his services in developing Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans in the marina industry.


SPCC Plans Are Our Only Business

Spillco has provided several thousand SPCC plans in over 30 states for over 700 clients of various industries during the past 10 years. SPCC plans are our only business. We have contracted Professional Engineers who are knowledgeable of the SPCC requirements and are licensed in over 30 states.

We have provided PE Certified SPCC Plans for Marinas in several states, including Oklahoma and Texas.   Our Certified SPCC plans are a fraction of the cost of our competitors. The reason is simple. Due to our experience, we developed systems for applications that do not require our time in researching and constructing a specific plan from the initial stage. The information from a facility is molded into our system for a site specific plan compliant with EPA, state and local applicable regulations.