CAPACCIO provides SPCC Plans to colleges

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Having an accurate and up to date Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan will ensure that all of your oil storage locations are identified and proper safety measures or containment are in place to prevent the accidental release of oil to surface or groundwater. Having an easy to follow SPCC plan will also allow first responders to quickly identify possible receptors and take action to prevent oil from reaching them.

Recently, CAPACCIO prepared an SPCC plan for a major Boston college for oil stored at the college’s multiple campuses. CAPACCIO began by conducting a site visit to review activities regulated under the SPCC plan requirements. In particular, CAPACCIO reviewed facility operations where oil was stored, transferred, and used to assess the SPCC requirements for each activity. CAPACCIO also met with campus personnel who had knowledge of oil handling and response activities. Several storage locations required the installation of safety measures to alert personnel of a potential release of oil. For each of these locations, CAPACCIO provided recommendations for equipment and installation procedures.

Once the school completed the upgrades necessary to meet the regulatory requirements, a plan was developed that identified the oil storage locations, potential path of flow, and response measures. CAPACCIO tabularized the sources of oil storage as well as the spill prevention, control and countermeasures to be implemented in the event of a spill to streamline the management of numerous oil storage locations. In addition, a site plan was developed which identified each storage location and directly related to the tabularized information. The final SPCC Plan created by CAPACCIO was a streamlined, user-friendly document. Once feedback and buy-in was received from the school, the SPCC Plan was certified by a CAPACCIO registered professional engineer (PE).

CAPACCIO’S experience in preparing SPCC plans for educational facilities, our PE’s extensive knowledge in preparing SPCC plans, and our expertise designing containment structures and preparing practical alternative measures to secondary containment requirements was an asset to this project.

If you require assistance with your SPCC plan or need assistance with another project, please contact Bill Potochniak, PE, at 508.970.0033 ext. 134 or

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