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Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template

Tier I qualified facility owners or operators can complete a self-certified Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan template in lieu of a full SPCC Plan. These facilities must meet the eligibility criteria for a qualified facility and have no individual aboveground oil storage containers greater than 5,000 gallons.

Note: Some states do not allow self certification. You should consult with your state to ensure that SPCC Plan certification is not limited to PEs. A list of State Professional Engineer (PE) licensing board contacts (PDF) (4 pp, 100K, about PDF) is available.

Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template

This template is intended to help the owner or operator of a Tier I qualified facility develop a self-certified SPCC Plan. This template provides every SPCC rule requirement necessary for a Tier I qualified facility, which you must address and then implement the Plan. You may complete this template either electronically or by hand.

To use this template, your facility must meet all of the applicability criteria of a Tier I qualified facility. To be a Tier I qualified facility, you must have:

You can use this template to comply with the SPCC regulation or use it as a model and modify it as necessary to meet your facility-specific needs. If you modify the template, your Plan must include a section cross-referencing the location of each applicable requirement of the SPCC rule and you must ensure that your Plan is an equivalent Plan that meets all applicable rule requirements of 40 CFR 112.6(a)(3).

Tier I Qualified Facility Example SPCC Plans

Provided below are two examples of completed and self-certified Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plans using the template found in Appendix G of the SPCC Rule. Each completed Plan template is intended as a model to show how the template could be completed.

Each facility owner or operator has the flexibility to tailor the SPCC Plan to site-specific circumstances. Therefore, each example Plan is unique for the fictional scenario and cannot be adopted by the owner or operator of an actual facility.

Example 1: Tier I Qualified Facility Plan for a Farm

This example Plan illustrates how to develop an SPCC Plan for a Tier I qualified facility using a farm scenario. The scenario describes the facility operations and layout, oil storage capacity, nearby waterways, and spill history. The farm in the scenario is not an actual facility, nor does it represent any actual facility or company.

Example 2: Tier I Qualified Facility Plan for an Automotive Service Garage

This scenario involves an automotive service garage and self-service gasoline station. The scenario describes the facility operations and layout, oil storage capacity, nearby waterways, and spill history. The garage in the scenario is not an actual facility, nor does it represent any actual facility or company.

Additional Resources:

SPCC for Agriculture
SPCC Train the Trainer for Agriculture
State Professional Engineer (PE) licensing board contacts (PDF) (4 pp, 100K, about PDF)

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