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SPCC 40 CFR Part 112 Tier I Template Instructions (for farms). Insert Instructor Names Insert HQ Office/Region. Insert Date. Today’s Agenda. SPCC/Qualified Facility Applicability Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template Questions and Answers.
Tier I Template Instructions
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1Not including discharges that are the result of natural disasters, acts of war, or terrorism. When determining the applicability of this SPCC reporting requirement, the gallon amount(s) specified (either 1,000 or 42) refers to the amount of oil that actually reaches navigable waters or adjoining shorelines not the total amount of oil spilled. EPA considers the entire volume of the discharge to be oil for the purposes of these reporting requirements.
* Milk and Milk product containers are now exempt from the SPCC capacity calculations and rule requirements
Off-road and on-road diesel fuel
Vegetable oils from crops
Doe’s Family Farm is comprised of multiple parcels of land totaling approximately 2,800 acres on which rice, corn and soybeans are grown on a rotational basis.
The farm is adjacent to an unnamed tributary of the White River.
The main operational area of the farm includes sheds to store equipment, a tractor repair and maintenance shop, fuel storage and transfer area, silos for storing corn, and a single-family residence.
CONCLUSION: An oil spill from the Doe Family Farm may reach a navigable waterway and the aboveground oil storage capacity is greater than 1,320 gallons. John Doe needs to develop an SPCC Plan.
CONCLUSION: The Doe Family Farm is a Tier I Qualified Facility and John Doe can complete the SPCC Plan template in Appendix G of the rule (as long as he does not deviate from any rule requirements).
Each section highlights the rule requirements that apply
1. Determine the volume of the secondary containment, VSC
2a. Determine the volume of the tank when the tank shell capacity is unknown, VTank
2b. Determine the volume of the tank when shell capacity is known, VTank
3. Determine the percentage of the secondary containment volume, VSC to the tank volume, VTank
4. Determine whether the secondary containment can contain the entire tank shell capacity with additional capacity to contain rain.
Tank shell capacityIn this example the tank is 1,200 gallons, the tank diameter is 5 ft, and tank height is 8 ft.
Secondary containment length, width, and heightSee diagram for dimensions.
Rainfall amountRainfall can collect in the secondary containment; the selected rain event for the location is 7 inches.