EPA set to extend SPCC Deadline
The Petroleum Marketers Association of America has reported that “U.S. EPA will publish a proposed rule this week to extend the current November 10, 2010 compliance deadline for SPCC plan revision and implementation for one year.” The proposed compliance deadline of November 10, 2011 is good news for facilities who are covered by the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. This will allow these facilities more time to meet the new standards.
However, facility owners should keep in mind that this extension does not eliminate the need to have a SPCC Plan in place or the need to perform periodic reviews and updates of that plan. Facilities in operation prior to August 16, 2002 must maintain their existing SPCC Plans until revised plans are implemented.
If you are uncertain whether or not your facility is regulated by the SPCC rule or have any other questions regarding regulatory compliance for petroleum or chemical storage, please feel free to contact Melissa Parker at (508) 478-1276 x14.