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Does the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule Apply to Your Facility?

Use these questions to determine if SPCC applies to your facility.

  1. Is your facility or part of your facility (e.g. complex) considered non-transportation-related?

    Yes - Please continue to Question 2.

    No - Your facility is not subject to SPCC.
     
  2. Is your facility engaged in drilling, producing, gathering, storing, processing, refining, transferring, distributing, using or consuming oil?

    Yes - Please continue to Question 3.

    No - Your facility is not subject to SPCC.
     
  3. Could the facility reasonably be expected to discharge oil in quantities that may be harmful into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines?

    Yes - Please continue to Question 4.

    No - Your facility is not subject to SPCC.
     
  4. Is the total aggregate capacity of aboveground oil storage containers greater than 1,320 gallons of oil? (Do not include containers less than 55 gallons, permanently closed container, motive power containers, or storage containers used exclusively for wastewater treatment.)

    Yes - Your facility is subject to the SPCC rule. For more information please see our guidance document to Regional Inspectors. This document is also available to owners and operators.

    No - Please continue to Question 5.
     
  5. Is the total aggregate capacity of completely buried storage tanks greater than 42,000 gallons of oil? (Do not include completely buried tanks subject to all technical requirements of 40 CFR 280/281, containers less than 55 gallons, permanently closed containers, or storage containers used exclusively for wastewater treatment.)

    Yes - Your facility is subject to the SPCC rule. For more information please see our guidance document to Regional Inspectors.

    No - Your facility is not subject to SPCC.