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Reviews of Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans

Facilities that spill more than 1,000 gallons of oil into navigable waters or onto adjoining shorelines in a single incident, or have two reportable oil spills of more than 42 gallons within any 12-month period, must submit the following information to the appropriate EPA Regional Administrator within 60 days from the time the spill occurs:

  • Facility name and location
  • Facility owner or operator names
  • Facility maximum storage or handling capacity and normal daily oil throughput
  • Facility description, including maps, flow diagrams, and topographical maps
  • The cause(s) of the spill, including a failure analysis of system or subsystem where the failure occurred
  • The corrective actions and/or countermeasures taken (e.g., equipment repairs or replacement)
  • Any other preventive measures taken
  • Other information the Regional Administrator may require

EPA Regional Administrators will review this information and may require the facility owner or operator to amend the SPCC Plan if it does not meet the regulations or if an amendment is necessary to prevent and contain oil spills from the facility. Facility owners or operators are provided an opportunity to submit written information, views, and arguments on the proposed amendment, and may appeal a Regional Administrator's final decision. Appeals are made to the Administrator of the EPA.

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