Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure and Response Plan Development

The Clean Water Act contains provisions requiring facilities that could reasonably be expected to discharge oil (or petroleum products) in harmful quantities into or upon navigable U.S. waters to prepare a Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plan.  Unlike oil spill contingency plans that typically address spill cleanup measures after a spill has occurred, SPCC Plans are adopted by facilities to assist in preventing spills.  In the event of a spill, these plans are used to guide your facility’s response and procedures for what should be done, who should be contacted, etc. if an oil spill occurs.  SPCC plans demonstrate to the EPA that facilities are prepared for such an incident.  Each SPCC Plan is unique to its facility, but all plans must include certain elements such as oil handling operations, containment requirements, spill prevention practices, discharge or drainage control, designated personnel and equipment for spill response, and best management practices to hopefully prevent a release at the facility. MEI is experienced in the development of these plans for facilities and have assisted our clients with compliance audits, employee training, existing plan reviews, and evaluation of secondary containment for storage facilities. 

McFadden Eningeering has developed and implemented SPCC Plans for clients such as:

  • Spire Gulf (Mobile, AL Facility)
  • University of Mobile
  • Mobile River Terminal
  • Warrior and Gulf Navigation Company
  • Damrich Coatings, Inc.