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Aboveground Storage and Your SPCC Compliance Plan: The 7 Elements You Need to Know for a Successful Inspection (CCL673F)

  • Product Format
    Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
    Tamar Cerafici
  • Conference Date
    Thu, June 22, 2017
  • Length
    60 minutes

Minimize the Risks of Compliance Mistakes and Understand the EPA’s SPCC Guidance on Aboveground Storage Tanks

As owners of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), you – or your clients – may often look on a neighbor’s leaking underground storage tank project with smug satisfaction. But compliance standards can affect both new and existing installations of ASTs.

Rarely do we see such a collision of both environmental and safety requirements coming from all three levels of governmental oversight – federal, state and municipal – as there are in AST management. And if there’s a release, how does your client plan to control the regulatory and public firestorm?

Facilities with ASTs must ensure that their SPCC plans cover secondary containment integrity, facility, compliance with inspections, testing and evaluation regulations, and AST documentation requirements – all things that can fall through the cracks over time. You need to know where regional inspectors focus their work: secondary containment, consistency and thoroughness of AST system inspections, and testing and completeness of contingency plans. To minimize the risk of compliance mistakes, environmental managers should regularly revisit the EPA’s SPCC guidance to make sure they’re getting things right. The guidance arms inspectors with information about directives designed to ensure that SPCC-covered facilities are complying with the rule requirements. By taking a proactive approach to SPCC compliance, you’ll ensure your organization is in a better position to fix issues before they create regulatory headaches.

Join experienced environmental attorney Tamar Cerafici for this crash course on AST-compliant SPCC plans. The session will discuss:

  • Elements of EPA’s SPCC guidance – it’s not just for underground storage!
  • 6 major categories of SPCC compliance and how to include them in your plan
  • ROI for proactive compliance – both at the facility and during inspection
  • How to avoid a penalty or a lawsuit from “downstream” stakeholders
  • Do you need a facility response plan (FRP)?

Session Highlights

  • New EPA numbers on spill occurrences, number of aboveground facilities, and possible issues with aging bulk storage infrastructure
  • What the revised SPCC guidelines for inspections will mean for your own SPCC plans
  • What you need to know to comply with SPCC and FRP plan regulations
  • How to write an effective SPCC plan
  • Key training requirements
  • The standard for "adequate" secondary containment
  • Major compliance issues in AST regulation and inspections

Session Benefits

  • Learn how to build an effective business case for proactive SPCC compliance
  • Understand what to expect from inspections – how to weather the storm
  • Strategies for developing compliant SPCC plans (and FRPs if necessary)
  • How to spot potential liabilities within your current plan, and revise it to close the gaps

Who Should Attend

Environmental consultants, attorneys, and regulators Industry-specific positions, such as:

  • Building control manager
  • Campaign manager and team leader
  • Chief of operations
  • Commercial director
  • Development projects manager
  • Director of exploration
  • Director of HSEQ and regulatory affairs
  • Environment science technology and health counselor
  • Environmental advisor
  • Group head of environment
  • Head of energy and environment
  • Project manager
  • Senior engineer
  • Technical director

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About the Presenter(s)


Attorney Tamar Cerafici is an internationally recognized leader and legal specialist in the often complex and challenging nuclear regulatory industry. She has been at the forefront of the industry in building regulatory and policy framework for a new generation of nuclear plants. She was a major ...More Info

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