Oil & Gas Properties / SPCC Plans
Significant Harm Criteria Certificates
As the initial phase of this project, StanTech conducted a review of 60 pipeline stations located throughout Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana to determine which stations would require a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan per the applicability criteria specified in 40CFR, Part 112.1. The facilities, which store crude oil, included truck loading/unloading stations, gathering stations, and terminals
SPCC Plan applicability determinations were accomplished through site visits and a thorough review of topographic maps, aerial photographs, site-specific precipitation data, site drainage pathways, prior spill history, storage capacity, and proximity of each site to navigable waters. Based upon information collected, a Certificate of Significant Harm was generated for each station. If it was determined that a station did not have the capacity for significant harm to a navigable water body, a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan would be required.
Based upon the SPCC Plan applicability determinations, StanTech prepared Certified Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans to prevent discharges of oil to navigable waters from 37 stations located throughout Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana.
The primary elements of each SPCC Plan included:
- Adequate passive diked secondary containment around bulk storage containers (110% of the volume of the largest container or volume of largest containers plus rainfall from a 24-hour 25-year storm water event)
- Diagrams and descriptions of all ongoing activities, equipment, piping, and storage present at the station
- Environmental equivalence descriptions and rationale for active (i.e., non-passive) containment
- Adequate site security to protect against vandalism
- Response Plans and documentation to correlate with Facility Response Plans (FRP)
- Site visits and certification by a Professional Engineer
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