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Lorchem Learning Center | SPCC Compliance | Oil Pollution Prevention

What is SPCC?

The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. Oil spills can cause injuries to people and damage to the environment. A key element of this program calls for farmers and other facilities to have an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC Plan. These Plans can help farmers prevent oil spills which can damage water resources needed for farming operations.

Who is covered by the SPCC Rule?

A facility is covered by the SPCC rule if it has an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 U.S. gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S. gallons and there is a reasonable expectation of an oil discharge into or upon navigable waters of the U.S. or adjoining shorelines.

Lorchem can help you implement your SPCC Plan. We carry the products you need for:

  • Water Treatment
  • Oil & Hazardous Waste Cleanup
  • Leak & Spill Management
  • Filtration
  • Containment

Oil Spills and Farms: Protecting your Business

Oil spills can damage the water resources you need for farming operations and create costly cleanup problems for your business. A Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan will help you prevent spills and be prepared if a spill accidentally happens.

You NEED an SPCC Plan if: An oil spill from your farm could reach water and you store oil (such as diesel, gasoline, hydraulic oil, lube oil, crop oil or vegetable oil, etc.) in: Aboveground quantities of more than 1,320 gallons; or Completely buried tanks with more than 42,000 gallons of oil.

You do NOT need an SPCC Plan if: You store less than 1,320 gallons of oil aboveground or less than 42,000 gallons below ground.


Update your SPCC Plan before the compliance deadline of May 10, 2013! Don’t have an SPCC Plan? Develop one now!  

What should I do if I have an oil spill?

  • Activate your SPCC Plan procedures to prevent the oil spill from reaching a creek or river.
  • Implement spill cleanup and mitigation procedures outlined in your Plan.
  • Notify the National Response Center (NRC) at 800-424-8802 if you have an oil discharge to waters or adjoining shorelines.
  • If the amount of oil spilled to water is more that 42 gallons on two different occasions within a 12-month period or more than 1,000 gallons to water in a single spill event, then notify your EPA Regional office in writing.

News, Articles and Whitepapers

"Oil Spills and Farms: Protecting Your Business - Easy as 1-2-3" - PDF Download

"Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program: Information for Farmers" - PDF Download

"Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations Fact Sheet" - PDF Download

"SPCC Regulation - A Facility Owner/Operator's Guide to Oil Pollution Prevention" - PDF Download

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