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Does a concrete plant need an SPCC Plan?

by Chris

Does your precast or ready-mixed concrete plant need an SPCC Plan?

Concrete plants, like so many other types of industrial facilities, face a tough job trying to balance work and market requirements, safety considerations, as well as environmental regulations.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

A Data Center's Guide to SPCC Plans

by Dennis

Get your data center in compliance with SPCC Plan regulations.

When it comes to running a data center, the need for disaster avoidance is crucial. An uninterruptible power supply at a data center is key to preventing an issue which could impact your customers and your bottom line.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

Who enforces SPCC Plans?

by Dennis

We discuss why your city, county, or state isn't asking for SPCC Plans, and who enforces them.

Working on the road a lot, I get a chance to see a variety of industrial facilities all over the United States. If I ever had to say there's one constant in terms of non-compliance, I would have to say it's SPCC Plans. Why folks choose to ignore this cheap, simple, and extremely useful regulation is beyond me.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

Different types of SPCC Plans EXPLAINED

by Dennis

We explain the different types of SPCC plans that exist.

The other week we talked to an old client of ours. He was working at a new company and the facility he was in charge of needed an SPCC plan. Turned out, he got some bad advice from the facility's current consultant and turned to us for some clarification.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

Professional Engineers & SPCC Plan Requirements

by Dennis

When you need a Professional Engineer to certify an SPCC Plan, and when you don't.

When it comes to petroleum & oil product storage at industrial facilities, there's a nationally recognized plan that addresses management, safety, and environmental issues in one document. I'm referring to an SPCC Plan, or a Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plan. In short, this plan helps you easily manage your facility in the event of a worst-case scenario, like a spill or leak, and provides a piece of "insurance" in case something bad happens.

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Topics: SPCC Plans

When should you update your SPCC Plan & can you do it yourself?

by Dennis

Learn when you should, and are required to update your SPCC Plan.

A good client of ours called me up the other day and had a great question. They had just rearranged some equipment and oil tanks around their site, and a light went on in their head. They immediately noticed their SPCC Plan didn't match their current site layout, and they wondered what to do. So she called our office and asked should we update our plan? Can we do this? What's the process here?

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

How long does it take to get an SPCC plan?

by Dennis

Learn how long it takes to get an SPCC Plan for your facility.

We've prepared SPCC Plans for facilities all over the United States. From our point of view, many facilities should have one, but most operations aren't even aware of what they are.

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion around Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plans. We hear things like how much do SPCC Plans cost or what are SPCC Plans? Strangely enough, one of the most common questions we ever hear regarding plans is how long does it take to get an SPCC Plan?

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance