Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plans

Discharges to a Sewer

Disposal of industrial wastes via a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) requires a permit. These wastes are often subject to effluent pretreatment, monitoring and reporting requirements. Modifications to a facility’s operations may minimize the need for pretreatment resulting in cost savings. Bench scale testing (as pictured here) is another way to save money.

These plans must be approved by a Professional Engineer and renewed every 5 years. The Plans contain descriptions of Good Engineering Practices for facility systems, procedures for avoiding spills and containment measures. IRWIN has developed an emergency Oil Spill Notification card for use in Massachusetts. Print it out for a handy reference.

IRWIN adds value by conducting a detailed systems review for hazard assessment within the range of operating conditions and non-routine conditions. The assessment identifies key components that should be subject to regular preventative maintenance and/or testing. Spill pathway mapping and reporting protocols are also established.

SPCC Plans can also be part of a comprehensive Integrated Plan designed to address all aspects of Contingency Planning that apply to your facility. Material changes to your situation require you to update your Plan within 6 months of the change.

Note 1 – According to the U. S. EPA, the term oil means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to: petroleum; fuel oil; sludge; oil refuse; oil mixed with wastes other than dredged spoil; fats, oils or greases of animal, fish, or marine mammal origin; vegetable oils, including oil from seeds, nuts, fruits, or kernels; and other oils and greases, including synthetic oils and mineral oils.