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SPCC Plans for Airports – Recent Lessons Learned on How to Account for Mobile Equipment and Above Ground Storage

In accordance with the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (40 CFR Part 112), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) requires certain facilities to prepare, amend, and implement Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans.  SPCC Plans are required if a facility stores greater than 1,320 gallons of oil in above-ground storage in containers equal to or greater than 55 gallons in capacity or has 42,000 gallons of completely buried oil storage capacity and has a “reasonable expectation of an oil discharge” to waterway or adjoining shoreline.

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