Tag: Regs In a Nutshell

Stay ahead of environmental regulations with our new “Regs in a Nutshell” blog series, written by our regulatory expert, Karen D. Hamel, CSP, CIT, WACH.

Used Oil - 40 CFR 279

Used Oil – 40 CFR 279

The EPA's Used Oil Management Standard outlines oil storage and handling requirements for facilities that generate used oil. Proper used oil management promotes oil recycling.
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)

A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) outlines the best management practices (BMPs) that facilities will use to prevent spills. Plans also outline spill response procedures to quickly respond to hazardous spills and prevent water pollution.
Stormwater 40 CFR 122

Stormwater 40 CFR 122

Facilities that could discharge pollutants into waterways must apply for a stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. These permits place strict limits on pollutant loads in stormwater discharges.
SPCC 40 CFR 112

SPCC 40 CFR 112

The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule prevents facilities from discharging oil into the nation's waters. Facilities must utilize secondary containment measures, proactively prevent oil spills and plan for rapid oil spill response.
Secondary Containment Systems

Secondary Containment Systems

Secondary containment systems hold spills from containers, drums, totes and tanks. Maintaining secondary containment systems prevents spills from becoming reportable discharges.
Risk Management Plans

Risk Management Plans

Facilities with threshold quantities of hazardous chemicals must assess their processes and establish a program to safely manage those processes and chemicals. Plans must focus on proper operating procedures as well as emergency response procedures.

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