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EPA extends SPCC compliance dates

November 18, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has again extended the compliance deadline for dealerships with aboveground oil storage that fall under the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure rules. The latest extension allows such facilities until Oct. 31, 2007, to make and implement plan amendments consistent with EPA’s 2002 SPCC rule.


In December, the EPA formally proposed a small-facility exemption that largely reflects the position of the small-business coalition spearheaded by the NADA.


Under the proposal, covered facilities having an aboveground oil storage capacity of 10,000 gallons or less could self-certify an SPCC plan without the use of a Professional Engineer. The NADA urged the EPA to also allow a facility with a capacity of 1,320-5,000 gallons to keep a one time, one page, self-certification form in lieu of an SPCC plan.


The final small-facility rule is expected to issue by mid-year. Questions can be directed to the NADA regulatory affairs division at or 703-821-7040.