December 8, 2011

Does your facility use/store large amounts of oil/lubricants?

Unless you’re a farmer, if you have more than 1,320 gallons of oil/oil products stored aboveground; or you have more than 42,000 gallons of oil/oil products stored underground; November 10th 2011 was the deadline for having your SPCC plan created, updated and implemented.

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans help prevent releases of oil/oil products into navigable waters. The main focus of the plan is preventing spills from occurring, rather than just responding to them after they occur.

EPA 40 CRF 112
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) planning requirements state that facilities subject to these regulations must have written plans in place discussing the products, countermeasures and procedures that are in place, or will be taken by the facility to prevent discharge of oil into waters of the United States. Facilities that store 1,320 gallons of fuel or more must conform to the SPCC regulations.

How can Windward Petroleum help you comply?
Windward Petroleum sells a full line of absorbent pads, booms, and spill kits that are used to absorb oil and chemical spills, should you have such an event.

Although the law does not come out and state that you must buy sorbents, it does state that you need to be ready to clean a spill should one take place. Windward’s line of absorbents will make you compliant. Call a Windward customer service rep to find out more information on the sorbents and secondary containment products we carry!