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Any facility with an aggregate storage capacity of 1,320 gallons of petroleum or greater must prepare and implement a Spill Prevention Countermeasure and Contol (SPCC) Plan in accordance with federal law, 40 CFR 112. Tank facilities with one or more tanks in underground areas with a shell capacity of 55 gallons or more, regardless of the 1,320 gallon petroleum storage capacity, must prepare an SPCC Plan. For a full list of exemptions, requirements, and applicability, visit the Office of the State Fire Marshall website or refer to the “Legal” column.
The APSA program divides its facilities into qualified and non-qualified facilities. The qualified facilities are able to be broken down into one of two tiers and are able to self-certify a plan based off of templates provided by US EPA. Non-qualified facilities are required to have an SPCC plan certified by a professional engineer and re-certified every five years.
Tier I SPCC Plan:
Tier II SPCC Plan:
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CONDITIONALLY EXEMPT FROM SOME APSA REQUIREMENTS*
FARMS, DAIRIES, NURSERIES, LOGGING SITES, CONSTRUCTION SITES
* While farms, nurseries, logging sites, or construction sites are conditionally exempt from the requirements to prepare an SPCC Plan under APSA, these facilities are not exempt from submitting other information, paying fees and state surcharges, and federal SPCC requirements enforced by US EPA.
OIL PRODUCTION FACILTIES
If a tank or other facility is used for a purpose other than oil and gas production, such as a diesel tank in a maintenance yard to service trucks that are used on the lease, then it is generally not a facility attendant to oil and gas production and therefore is not under the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources’ (DOGGR) jurisdiction.