Aboveground Petroleum Storage
Businesses that store greater than 1,320 gallons of petroleum products (new or used) in aboveground tanks and/or containers 55 gal or more are required to develop and implement a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan by November 10, 2011 or earlier see Table I. This Plan is to be certified by a professional engineer unless you are a "Qualified Facility" see Table II.
Legislation (AB 1130) transfers the authority for inspecting the business that requires a SPCC Plan from the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to the local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) effective January 1, 2008. Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act, adopted in chapter 6.67 of the Health and Safety Code requires the CUPA's to ensure that businesses that are required to have a SPCC Plan are implementing that plan.
Effective January 1, 2010, the local CUPA's will be charging the businesses that must implement a SPCC Plan according to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act, a fee as part of the annual CUPA fee.
|A facility starting operation...||Must...|
|On or before August 16, 2002||Continue to maintain its existing SPCC Plan in accordance with the SPCC rule. Amend and implement that Plan no later than November 10, 2010|
|After August 16, 2002, through November 10, 2011||Prepare and implement an SPCC Plan no later than November 10, 2011|
|After November 10, 2011||Prepare and implement an SPCC Plan before beginning operations|
|Tier I||Tier II|
|10,000 gallons or less of aggregate (total) aboveground storage capacity|
|Within any 12 month period, three years prior to Plan certification date, has been:
|No individual/single aboveground storage tank greater than 5,000 gallon capacity||Has individual/single aboveground storage tanks greater than 5,000 gallon capacity|
|Then...SPCC Plan Requirements:|
|Complete, self-certify and implement the SPCC Plan template (Appendix G to 40 CFR 112) in lieu of a full PE-certified Plan.||Prepare and implement a self-certified SPCC Plan in accordance with all applicable requirements of 40 CFR 112.6 and 112.7 and subpart B.|
As of Jan. 1, 2014, all facilities must submit 2014 CUPA packet through CERS. Enter here for CERS instructions
- Tank Facility Statement | Instructions
- Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template
- Tier II Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template