FUEL SYSTEMS NEWS: Vol 27
Code Clarification: Tiered Levels of SPCC Requirements
To minimize the potential for costly oil and gasoline discharges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires many facilities to post and implement a written Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC). SPCC plans give the EPA assurance the facility has a process in place to prevent spills from above ground tanks and details countermeasures used to prevent spills. SPCC plans are not spill contingency plans which focus solely on the actions taken AFTER a spill has occurred. Failure to comply with these regulations can subject your facility to extensive fines from the EPA. SPCC requirements have changed many times through the last 10 years. Here we outline the new tiered requirements.
TIER I: SMALL – Plan Requirements: Owner or operator may complete and self-certify plan template
• A Facility Has 10,000 gallons or less aggregate above ground petroleum storage capacity.
• Any individual above ground petroleum storage container may be no greater than 5,000 gal.
• Within any 12 month period, 3 years prior to the Plan certification date, there has been:
• No single discharge of petroleum to navigable waters/shorelines exceeding 1,000 gal
• No two discharges of petroleum to navigable waters/shorelines each exceeding 42 gal
TIER II: MEDIUM – Plan Requirements: Owner or operator may prepare self-certified Plan in accordance with requirements of 40 CFR, §112.7, in lieu of a Professional Engineer certified plan or may also prepare an SPCC plan according to all other facilities’ requirements.
• Has 10,000 gallons or less aggregate above ground petroleum storage capacity.
• Has individual above ground petroleum storage container greater than 5,000 gallons.
• Must meet all other Tier I discharge conditions.
LARGER FACILITIES – Plan Requirements: Must prepare a Professional Engineer certified Plan in accordance with all the applicable requirements of §112.7.
• Has more than 10,000 gallons aggregate above ground petroleum storage capacity
• Must meet all other Tier I and Tier II discharge conditions.
|SPCC plans must be prepared in accordance with the oil pollution prevention guidelines in the Federal Code of Regulations 40 CFR,112.|
CORE ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS CAN HELP
Core Engineered Solutions can write a custom SPCC Plan for your facility anywhere across the United States. We have over 15 years experience with Fuel and Chemical Storage systems. We focus on the details so you can focus on your organization. Let us help protect the valuable investment in your fuel storage system. Call us today 800.628.5502 for a free assessment.
Alternative Fuel Use and Production at All Time High
Alternative Fuels have been making huge gains in the last year. The use and production of alternative fuels such as Ethanol and Biodiesel to new highs due in part to Federal incentives such as National Clean Fleets Partnership. This public-private partnership helps large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. Through the Partnership, the Department of Energy (DOE) will assist companies in their efforts to reduce fuel use and achieve greater efficiency and cost-savings by offering specialized resources, technical expertise, and support.
U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high in June of 81 million gallons, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes. Biodiesel production in the first half of 2011 has already eclipsed production for all of 2010. These new EPA statistics come after Congress reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive this year.
The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit was extended for one year until December 31, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of E15 in motor vehicles 2001 and newer, and the ethanol industry set production records for at the end of last year
Pre-Engineered Packages for Alternative Fuels
Core Engineered Solutions has over 17 years experience installing alternative fueling systems including Biodiesel, Ethanol and Methanol. We have pre-engineered packages for alternative fueling storage and dispensing systems. We know what accessories and dispensing systems are compatible with the latest alt fuels and fuel blends. Alternative fueling systems come complete with everything needed for operating including fuel storage tank and alt fuel compatible dispensing systems. Just pick your product, your tank size and choose whether or not you want a compatible fuel management system. We do the rest.
Fueling Systems and Methanol Storage for WWTP and Pump Stations
Core Engineered Solutions, Inc. designs and builds systems to provide reliable fuel supply to emergency generators and boiler backup fueling at facilities suchas Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Pump Stations and other facilities where power disruption is a critical consideration. Core also supplies systems for the storage and distribution of methanol used in the denitrification process. Our systems are readily adaptable to multi-generator and / or multi-tank control requirements. Core works with consultants, engineers, contractors and end users to provide a full scope of services.
Our Services Include:
- System Design (Including Scope of Work & Specifications)
- Production & Procurement
- Installation Services
- Code Compliance & Permits
- MRO Support
Hundreds of Wastewater Treatment Plant & Pump Station Installations:
– 18 Mile Creek Pumping Station
– Albert Filtration Plant
– Aquia Crucifix Pump Station
– Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
– Bound Brook Pump Station
– Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping
– City Of Newport News
– Clifton Forge WWTP
– Colonial Downs Water Plant
– Dale City WWTP
– Fairfax County Water Authority
– Gardendale Sanitary Sewer
– Hale Fire Pump
– Ingleside Pump Station
– Jackson Mills Road WTP
– Loudoun County Sanitation
– Lower Potomac Pollution Control
– Lynchburg Pump Station
– Mechump Creek Pump Station
– Methuen Water Treatment
– N.J. American Water Company
– National Road Pump Station
– Newark Water Authority
– Oceana Park Pump Sta
– Passaic Valley Water Comm.
– Philadelphia Suburban Water
– Port Warwick Pump Station
– Quitticas Water Department
– South Rivanna WTP
– Southwest WTP
– Stillwater Municipal Building
– Turkey Creek WWTP
– Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority
– Wayne Water Treatment
Core Engineered Solutions has the experience and scope to provide environmentally safe and secure storage and treatment solutions for reliable fuel supply to emergency generators and boiler backup fueling at Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants and Pump Stations as well as tanks for the storage and distribution of methanol. For questions or a quote please contact Core today.