November 10, 2010 was the deadline for select farms to meet a federal mandate to develop and implement a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Failure to maintain an acceptable SPCC Plan has resulted in U.S. EPA fines in excess of $9,000.
Mundell & Associates provides competitive pricing for the preparation of property-specific SPCC plans that meet EPA standards. Any SPCC plan review or new plans are signed off on by a Licensed Professional Engineer.
There are two SPCC permit levels:
Tier 1: Self-Certification
Farmers with liquid storage capacities between 1,320 gallons and 10,000 gallons of oil or oil products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil, adjuvant oil, crop oil, vegetable oil, or animal fat, in aboveground containers are required to create their own SPCC Plan, provided the plan meets specified conditions. Our consulting staff can assist with new plan development and implementation as well as review and update an existing SPCC Plan.
Tier 2: Professional Engineer Certification
Farmers with liquid storage capacities greater than 10,000 gallons of the above liquids are required to have a Professional Engineer certify their SPCC Plan (Tier 2). Our engineering staff can design a certified plan tailored to best suit each facility’s unique needs.
What does Mundell provide?
Mundell’s Licensed Professional Engineers can determine your eligibility and Tier I or II classification, review existing SPCC plans, or develop a new SPCC plan tailored to your facility’s unique needs. Each plan complies with federal requirements and provides best practices to prevent contamination.
You can expect discussion, documentation and education in the following areas (but not limited to)
- Spill Prevention Measures
- Suitable Oil Storage Containers
- Overfill Prevention
- Sized Secondary Containment
- General Secondary Containment
- Inspect & Test Pipes/Containers
- Education Regarding Best Practices
- Spill Response
Contact us for pricing information or to schedule your assessment.