Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks by Terrance I. Norton

By Terrance I. Norton

Oil leaks from aboveground tanks have infected soil and water, threatening human healthiness and natural world. to avoid harm from oil spills, the Environmental security supplier (EPA) issued the Spill Prevention, keep an eye on, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule in 1973. EPA's 10 areas investigate cross-check oil garage amenities to make sure compliance with the rule of thumb. EPA estimates that approximately 571,000 amenities are topic to this rule. a few states additionally keep watch over oil garage tanks. GAO made up our minds how EPA areas enforce the SPCC software, the information EPA has to enforce and overview this system, and no matter if a few states' tank courses recommend methods for EPA to enhance its application. GAO surveyed all 10 EPA areas and interviewed officers in EPA and 6 states chosen at the foundation of specialists' ideas, between different standards.

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Yes 1 Æ Please explain these circumstances in the space below. No 9 (3 elaborations) We received one “yes” response to this question, from Region 7. Region 7 said that an inspection could be counted twice if it was entered into its data system with different facility ID numbers. We do not know how common it estimates this mistake to be or if there is any systematic reason that this mistake would be made. 42 Terrance I. Norton We received three “no” response clarifications to this question, from Regions 1, 2, and 4.

Regional databases. Most regional offices also maintain their own program databases, in addition to ICIS, to track open SPCC cases and the number of inspections. However, EPA officials told us that without a way to know when an SPCC facility opens, closes, or makes changes, facility information kept in these regional databases can quickly become out of date after a case is closed. The pilot SPCC/FRP national database is intended to provide regional personnel with a nationally consistent platform to track facility status and inspection information.

State officials told us that increased coordination by EPA regions with the states on outreach activities, such as educating facility owners on the SPCC program and state regulations, could benefit both the SPCC and state tank programs by making these efforts more comprehensive. For example, a Minnesota official told us that the state recently learned that EPA had held training sessions with facility owners in Minnesota after they had occurred and that the state would like EPA to contact them prior to any planned training for the regulated community so that information on state aboveground storage tank rules could be distributed at the same time.

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