SPCC Compliance Manager™ Student Rating

Learn How To Best Meet Your Facility’s SPCC Plan Requirements!

training roomFacilities subject to spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) regulations must develop and effectively implement SPCC plans. With regulations changing regularly, agency interpretations and guidance emerging, and deadlines for the updated plans looming, staying up to speed on compliance with this program can be challenging.

The SPCC Compliance Manager™ course is designed for those responsible for developing SPCC plans, managing SPCC compliance programs, or evaluating SPCC compliance.

Excellent breakdown of the “tangled web” of the regulations.
This was the most confusing aspect of SPCC and the instruction made it much more clear.

-Rob Rickert, Lovell Engineering Associates, LLC

This course includes focused training, group discussions, and class exercises. Relevant handouts, including the current EPA SPCC Inspector’s Guide and SPCC inspection checklists, are provided to help you understand what the inspectors are looking for. The course covers all changes to the rule finalized in 2002, and is continually updated to include the many modifications and additions made since then. Any recent changes will also be incorporated. Course handout materials form a useful reference source for your continued use.

The [written] materials area  perfect reference for
when I need them in my daily work. This is a one-of-a-kind program.
It’s a great way for anyone to better understand how to write an SPCC plan.

– Travis Cooper, Atmos EnergyCEU Certificate

If you have an SPCC plan, you are encouraged to bring a copy to class, along with a copy of the applicable federal/state permit, so your plan can be reviewed by the class and instructor and an action plan developed to bring your plan into full compliance.

Love the workshops. [Written materials] have great examples.
– Andrina Greg, Puget Sound Energy

This course will leave you well-qualified to lead SPCC compliance programs at your organization.

Topics Covered Include:

    • Oil and its impacts on the environment
    • Clean Water Act overview
    • Navigable water definition
    • Focus of SPCC laws
    • DOT/EPA Memorandum of Understanding
    • History of SPCC law development
    • Facilities required to prepare an SPCC plan
    • Regulation-specific definitions
    • Types of regulated containers
    • Exemptions from SPCC
    • Overfill Prevention
    • Container and equipment inspections
    • Loading/unloading racks and other transfer operations
    • Personnel training
    • Spills and oil discharges
    • Security requirements
    • Impracticability statements and deviations from SPCC regulation
    • In-depth look at secondary containment
    • Exercise – review 40 CFR 112
    • Regional inspector guidance document
    • Aboveground storage tanks regulations and required features
    • Common oil container deficiencies
    • Benefits of developing a SPCC plan
    • SPCC Plan requirements
    • How to address amendments to your plan
    • Exercise – plan review


Take this course the same week as Stormwater Compliance Manager


  • Inspector’s Guidance SPCC Plan review checklist
  • Contingency plans – Oil Spill Contingency Plans, Facility Response Plans, and Integrated Contingency Plans
  • Exercise – Plan critique (available with in-person attendance only) Attendees evaluate both example and student-provided plans to find any compliance deficiencies and discuss practical opportunities for improvement