SPCC Secondary Containment Requirements in the United States are governed by the EPA. The intent of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule is to set guidance to prevent oil from entering the navigable waters of the United States. Oil Containment regulations include two categories of secondary containment requirements: a general provision which addresses the potential for oil discharges from all regulated parts of a facility, and specific provisions which address the potential of oil discharges from areas of a facility where oil is stored or handled.
Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations, reporting oil discharges does not depend on the specific amount of oil discharged, but can be triggered by the presence of a visible sheen created by the discharged oil. As a rule of thumb, light fraction petroleum will create a sheen on water at or above 15 ppm (parts per million).
Electric utilities frequently store large quantities of oil. This is primarily due to the utilities’ extensive use of oil-filled power distribution equipment, which includes transformers, voltage regulators, circuit breakers and auto-reclosers. Oil-filled power distribution equipment devices fall under a class of oil storage known as oil-filled operational equipment. By regulation, the oil contained in the power distribution equipment is considered an “oil” under the SPCC rule which is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (SPCC) per 40 CFR §112.7
Albarrie offers an array of options to meet SPCC rules, choose from SorbWeb™ Plus secondary oil containment , SorbWeb™ Plus with SAM, Oil Blocker Barrier Boom, Oil Blocker Plus oil spill containment, leak control options, hydrocarbon filters or solutions for wind and solar farms. Esters like Environtem Fr3 and BIOTEMP also need containment, Albarrie offers the only effective oil containment system for esters on the market – EsterWeb.
Our engineering team works diligently with you to design the best secondary containment solution option for your site and ensure that it meets the SPCC Secondary Containment Requirements. Our final reports all include detailed drawings stamped by a professional engineer and an emergency preparedness guide.