The EPA today published an Amendment to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan Requirements proposed rule. The proposed rule is a major revision to previous EPA proposals and removes many of the earlier requirements that would have resulted in a significant burden on aviation fuel providers.
Most notably, the propsed rule omits the requirement that aviation fuel providers have “sized secondary containment” (the previous mandate that fuel trucks be parked in special containment or “bermed” areas when not in service). However, general secondary containment requirements will still be required, but the proposed rule includes a number of more reasonable containment options.
The proposed rule extends the compliance date for SPCC plans from August 2006 to October 2007. All facilities subject to SPCC regulations must have an approved plan implemented by then. Comments to the proposed rule are due no later than February 10, 2006. For more information contact either Vanessa E. Rodriguez at 202-564-7913 firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mark W. Howard at 202-564-1964 email@example.com), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20460-0002, Mail Code 5104A.