Environmental Enforcement: Spill Plans on the “Radar”

According the newsletter, “Environmental Compliance Alert,” one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “hottest” enforcement crackdowns is Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) compliance.

According to the newsletter, recent enforcement action includes

  • $3.25 million at a pipeline company
  • $11,000 at a Delaware petroleum company
  • $97,000 at a Kansas-based company
  • $9,100 at a Massachusetts-based college

What triggers enforcement?  Many times it is a call from a disgruntled employee or unhappy neighboring property owner.  But we have also recently heard about some “door-to-door” surprise inspections.

If you have a spill plan, make sure it is implemented.  If you don’t know if you need one, ask your consultant.  If you know you need a spill plan, it would be wise to consider developing your plan now.

For more information about SPCCs contact Matthew Schroeder (mschroeder@dragun.com) at 248-932-0228.

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