Oil spill prevention, control and countermeasure By David Spring and Chris Paul


The US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) requires all facilities that use, manage and store oil (1,320 gallons or more) to develop and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (“SPCC”) Plans. The latest amendments to the Rule and the compliance dates were issued on November 13, 2009, which reversed some of the amendments made in December, 2008. In 2009, EPA extended the compliance deadline for the new amendments to November 10, 2010 to allow additional time for facilities to prepare, amend, and implement their SPCC Plans. The amended Rule became effective on January 14, 2010.

Article authored by McAfee & Taft Attorneys: David Spring and Chris Paul.

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© McAfee & Taft | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.