The 5-Year Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan Re-certification task is part of the Aboveground Petroleum Storage compliance program.
SPCCs need to be re-certified every 5-years to maintain compliance with the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA). This Complyrpedia article summarizes the task.
Even if there have been no changes at a facility, the SPCC must be re-certified every five years. Sites that are tier-eligible can be re-certified by the owner or operator. For a site that is required to have its SPCC approved by a Professional Engineer (PE), in most cases, it must be re-certified by a PE. If the changes are only administrative, a PE certification is not required. The 5-year SPCC re-certification does not need to be submitted on CERS or to your local UPA. It does need to be kept with the at the facility as part of the SPCC.
5-year SPCC re-certification reviews should include:
- Changes to tanks.
- Changes of tank contents.
- Changes in tank piping.
- Changes in loading/unloading procedures for tanks or delivery vehicles.
- Replacement of tanks.
- Removal of tanks.
- Moving tanks.
- Change of facility security protocols.
- Changes in the drainage design of a facility, including the addition or removal of pavement.