Essential question: What is the SPCC plan?

There are many Environmental plans, acts, and programs that have been developed to protected our natural resources, because there is so much water pollution many laws are to keep our water clean.

Because there is so much water pollution, many laws are to keep our water clean. The oil pollution prevention regulation that requires and establishes procedures to maintain an oil spill prevention control is the countermeasure(SPCC) plan.

The clean water act(CWA) allows the President to issue regulations involving procedures, methods, equipment, to prevent oil leaks from vessels. The US department of transportation also over-sees off shore facilities. The number of oil spills has been significantly lower than in 1975 when the SPCC regulations become fully operational...the SPCC program was implemented in a timely and efficient fashion without excessive cost.

The Exxon's opinion that existing EPA spill prevention control countermeasure regulations that have been in effect since 1974 were very successful. The SPCC concept as applied to regulation is unique in many respects.

The EPA believes that the proposed revision to the oil pollution prevention regulation would reduce the information collection burden to respondents without reducing environmental protection or by compromising the utility of the data to public and private users.

"Preparation, implementation, and maintenance of the SPCC plan by the facility helps prevent oil discharges, and mitigate the environmental damage caused by such discharges.

Having the required information in a single document promotes efficient response in the event of a discharge; implementing the plan according to the specifications of B 112.7 requires meeting certain design and operational standards that reduce the likelihood of an oil discharge; keeping inspection records promotes important maintenance, facilities leak detection and demonstrates compliance with the SPCC requirements and reviewing the effective spill prevention control technology." Source:EPA

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