From time-to-time, Caltha receives inquiries from facilities that believe their Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan may have “expired”.
When Does My SPCC Plan Expire?
The SPCC Plan, prepared in accordance with 40 CFR 112, is a “dynamic” document, and does not expire. At any point in time, the SPCC Plan needs to accurately reflect the current physical layout of the facility, the existing spill containment and control measures, and the current emergency response procedures.
When Do I Need A New SPCC Plan?
Because facilities change overtime, the SPCC Plan needs to be reviewed and updated accordingly. At a minimum, the plan needs a formal SPCC Plan review and revision (if necessary) every five years. However, certain elements of the Plan may change much more frequently – especially emergency contact information. The SPCC Plan should be revised before making changes to the facility that are relevant to compliance with the SPCC Rule.