SPCC Regulation Changes

In November of 2010, new regulations were introduced for spill prevention and clean up in regards to the storage of oil on job sites. This is yet another application where the Jobsite Caddy’s convenient spill containment storage can improve your response effectiveness. An excerpt of the press release is below.

“Active construction sites that store certain quantities of ‘oil’ must prepare and implement Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans by November 10, 2010, to prevent the discharge of oil to navigable waters, per a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule published last week.  This action once again extends the compliance dates for construction sites and other “facilities” covered by EPA’s oil SPCC requirements – and comes just in time to wipe out the prior July 1, 2009 deadline.  Following is a description of the SPCC program deadlines, the construction sites subject to the rules and EPA’s streamlined amendments that resulted from AGC’s multi-year effort to make the program more workable for contractors.”

The new November 10, 2010, compliance date was the seventh in a series of extensions since 2002.  The date, in this case, is the deadline by which EPA requires any regulated construction site to have a comprehensive SPCC Plan detailing how the contractor will store oil and both control and clean up any spills. The extension gave contractors another 16 months (beyond the previous deadline of July 1, 2009) to understand the revised SPCC requirements (as they have been amended in 2002, 2006, 2008 and further in 2009) and to meet their compliance obligations.  Regulated sites that break ground after November 10, 2010 need SPCC Plans in place before beginning operations.”