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
"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
By Ami M. & Erik M.