EPA is extending, by eighteen months, the compliance dates in §112.3(a) and (b).
Thus, an onshore or offshore facility that:
- was in operation on or before August 16, 2002 must maintain its existing Plan, but must amend it, if necessary, to ensure compliance, on or before August 17, 2004, and must implement the amended Plan as soon as possible, but not later than February 18, 2005.
- becomes operational after August 16, 2002 through February 18,2005, and could reasonably be expected to have a discharge as described in 40 C FR 112.1(b), must prepare a Plan on or before February 18, 2005, and fully implement it as soon as possible, but not later than February 18, 2005.
- becomes operational after February 18, 2005, and could reasonably be expected to have a discharge as described in 40 CFR 112.1(b), must prepare and implement a Plan BEFORE it begins operations.
The SPCC extension rule was signed by the EPA Administrator on April 10, 2003 and will become effective on the date of publication in the Federal Register. The expected date of publication is April 17, 2003.
DISCLAIMER: This version is not the official Federal Register version. Should there be any discrepancies between this document and the Federal Register version, the Federal Register version governs.