Spill Prevention

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

Oil spills happen! We partner with the UConn community to ensure that spills do not reach water resources.

Federal regulations require that a facility which has oil storage of more than 1,320 gallons aboveground or 42,000 gallons underground is required to put a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan in place to prevent and/or mitigate discharges of oil to the waters of the state. The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Oil Pollution Prevention regulations, which were developed because of the Clean Water Act, are contained within Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112.

UConn’s Storrs Campus, Depot Campus and Avery Point Campus all have oil storage that exceeds the regulatory threshold for SPCC. As such, SPCC Plans are in place for all three campuses. A licensed Professional Engineer (PE) reviews and stamps the plan.  UConn Environmental Programs reviews the plans annually for any changes.  Regulations require a PE review and stamp every five years or after a major modification to our oil storage facilities. Training is offered through EHS annually for all UConn oil-handling personnel, as required.

The current SPCC Plans are available at the links below:

Storrs Campus SPCC Plan

Depot Campus SPCC Plan

Avery Point Campus SPCC Plan

Please contact EHS Environmental Programs with any questions regarding these plans or SPCC requirements. Inquiries should be made to Jennifer Williams (jennifer.m.williams@uconn.edu, 860-486-8148) or Paul Ferri (paul.ferri@uconn.edu, 860-486-9295).

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