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SPCC Compliance Date Amendment

EPA-HQ-OPA-2009-0880; FRL-9213-8; RIN 2050-AG59

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided an additional year for certain facilities to comply with the new Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. This action allows additional time for those affected in the regulated community to understand the revisions to the SPCC rule finalized in December 2008 and November 2009. Both the extension and delay of the compliance date provide time for certain facilities to undertake the actions necessary to prepare or amend their SPCC Plans, as well as implement them. However, EPA has not extended the compliance date for:

  • drilling, production or workover facilities that are offshore or that have an offshore component, or
  • for onshore facilities required to have and submit Facility Response Plans (FRPs).

This final rule is effective on October 14, 2010.