The purpose of the EPA's SPCC rule is to prevent oil contamination of navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. Facilities which store or handle large quantities of oil are required to create an SPCC plan whose purpose is to prevent, control, and deal with oil discharges. One way these facilities can unintentionally discharge oil to waterways is with runoff. To prevent this, they can prevent run-on from reaching equipment with the potential for oil discharges, and also prevent oil-containing runoff from leaving the facility. This course describes the containment measures that can be used to accomplish these goals.
- Define the terms "run-on," "runoff," and "freeboard"
- Describe why it is important to control run-on and runoff at SPCC-regulated facilities
- Describe how the "freeboard" volume can be determined for secondary containment
- Describe devices and strategies that can be used to minimize or control run-on at SPCC-regulated facilities
- Describe devices and strategies that can be used to control or prevent runoff at SPCC-regulated facilities
- Describe the difference between "active" and "passive" containment
- 40 CFR 112 (2016): Oil Pollution Prevention
29 Minute (18 min. video + 11 min. test)
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