InterSpec: Environmental Inspection Services
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An SPCC Plan is a detailed, facility-specific, written description of the facility’s operation to comply with the requirements of the Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation 40 CFR 112. The SPCC Plan is required to contain information regarding secondary containment, facility drainage, containment dikes and barriers, sump and collection systems, retention ponds, curbing, tank corrosion protection systems, liquid level devices, lighting, and security measures. InterSpec is staffed with certified inspectors and engineers who are qualified to provide review and audit of owners’ facilities and the development of site specific plans to meet SPCC Plan requirements. Each plan includes detailed facility layout that identifies and locates all containers, transfer stations, and connecting pipes; and upon completion, is reviewed and certified by a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in accordance with 40 CFR 112.3(d).

Many of the recent changes in federal SPCC regulations have resulted in the need for aboveground tank owners to comply with federal regulations that often have additional requirements not covered by current state regulations.  InterSpec is well versed in both state and federal regulations and can provide answers and solutions for your inspection and engineering needs. As professionals in environmental inspection services, we can update and/or develop SPCC Plans, ODCP Plans, FRP Plans, and/or other required federal and state regulations, as well as detailed training seminars in many of these environmental areas. InterSpec’s ability to carefully study, analyze, and recommend project changes to specifications originally scoped by the clients, has often proven to be of benefit to them in reducing costs and construction phase impact at their facilities. The InterSpec difference is extensive expertise and experience on both large and small projects. InterSpec has the capability to provide solutions to most challenges by providing a full array of engineering services for individual clients as well as those serviced with partnering firms.  InterSpec’s professionals strive to provide their clients with the very best and most affordable solutions and value-added assistance in a timely manner.

InterSpec’s professionals are knowledgeable and experienced in reviewing and developing many regulatory plans for assisting owners in meeting federal and state requirements, such as SPCC Plans, ODCP Plans, FRP Plans, and others. Our engineers meet with clients, conduct an audit inspection of their facilities, and develop site specific plans to meet all applicable federal and state requirements. The completed plan is reviewed and certified by a Professional Engineer prior to delivery to the customer. Recommendations and training are included.

Many changes in federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations have resulted in additional requirements for many owners and operators. All non-transportation-related bulk petroleum storage facilities having an aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons are now required to maintain a site-specific SPCC Plan for their facility. Other facilities required to have and maintain an SPCC Plan are those that are geographically located where there is a reasonable expectation of discharge into navigable waters of the United States and/or adjoining shorelines, those with containers having the capacity of 55 gallons or larger, and tanks with animal fats, vegetable oil, and petroleum-based oils.

InterSpec engineers have extensive experience with the US EPA’s oil pollution prevention program. The newly effective requirements for development and upgrading spill prevention, control and countermeasure plans (SPCC) have been a major focus of InterSpec’s daily routine.