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EPA Prepares for Publication of SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors

EPA is preparing to release its SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors. The document is undergoing thorough review, and it will be made publicly available within the next several weeks. Please check back, more information will be posted soon.

The document is intended to assist regional inspectors in reviewing a facility’s implementation of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule (40 CFR part 112). It is intended to establish a common understanding among regional EPA inspectors on how certain provisions of the rule may be applied. It will cover topics such as applicability, environmental equivalence, secondary containment and impracticability, and integrity testing, as well as the role of the inspector in the review of these provisions. It will also be available as a guide to owners and operators of facilities that may be subject to the requirements of the SPCC rule and the general public on how EPA intends the SPCC rule to be implemented.