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Great Lakes Oil Spill Prevention Project

boatsYou will need a Federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

The SPCC Plan is a written document that describes measures you have taken to prevent petroleum spills, and what you will do if needed, to contain and clean them up.

It includes information about the facility, the petroleum storage containment, inspections, and a site diagram with locations of tanks (above and below ground), drainage, and other pertinent details.

It can be drafted by the marina operator, but it must be certified by a Professional Engineer.  

However, if you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible to self-certify your plan:

  1. the facility has 10,000 gallons or less in aggregate above ground oirl storage capacity, and
  2. the facility must not have had
    • a single discharge of oil to navigable waters exceeding 1,000 U.S. gallons or
    • two discharges of oul to navigable waters, each exceeding 42 U.S. gallons within any twelve-month period, in the three year prior to the SPCC Plan certification, or since be coming subject to 40 CFR part 112 if operating for less than three years.

Further information for self-certifying your SPCC Plan is available at: http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/spcc_dec06.htm#qualified

Download an example of an SPCC Plan
(developed by Region 5 EPA for marinas)
MS Word (Self-Extracting, 99 KB)
MS Word (.DOC, 166 KB)

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