Fenstermaker Publishes New Whitepaper About SPCC Project Efficiency

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Having a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan can save a business thousands of dollars in potential fines.

Fenstermaker, an industry leading survey and mapping, engineering, environmental services and advanced technology consulting firm, has just published a new whitepaper that addresses how Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) can save businesses thousands of dollars.

The whitepaper, which was written by William Riehl, an experience Regulatory Specialist for Fenstermaker, explains how businesses can be penalized tens of thousands of dollars even if they meet the requirements of the SPCC rule but have not prepared a SPCC plan. Environmental regulations are ever changing and the lack of a complete SPCC plan can result in heavy fines levied by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In the document, Riehl clarifies the EPA’s SPCC requirements. For example, SPCC rules specify that:

  • Facilities with aggregate bulk oil storage equal to or greater than 55 gallons and totaling more than 1,320 gallons (31.4 bbls) of aboveground storage must prepare, amend, and implement SPCC plans.
  • Oil production facilities have 6 months after the start of operations to prepare and implement an SPCC plan. All other facilities involving activity that exceeds 1,320 gallons of aboveground storage must prepare and implement SPCC plans before beginning operations.

The whitepaper includes information on the eight steps involved in preparing a SPCC plan. Riehl also provides tips on how to best form a plan while keeping the necessity of a cross-trained team of engineers and technical experts, along with site-specific controls in mind.

To view the whitepaper in its entirety, visit http://www.fenstermaker.com/images/uploads/resources/Following_SPCC_Plan_Guidelines.pdf

As part of the Fenstermaker Environmental Services team, William Riehl brings years of experience in researching and developing processes and procedures for preparing site specific SPCC plans. With a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly the University of Southwest Louisiana), Mr. Riehl has continued building his expertise, including obtaining certification as an Associate Environmental Professional (AEP) through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). During his time at Fenstermaker, he has attended various training events presented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (Office of the Governor) to remain updated in his field.

Established in 1950, Fenstermaker is a multi-disciplinary industry specializing in survey & mapping, engineering, environmental, and advanced technology services. With over 300 team members in various office and field locations throughout the U.S.,

Fenstermaker’s diverse portfolio of expertise and experience serves a wide market reach. The company focuses on remaining at the forefront of technology and new techniques to provide innovative solutions and quality services to our clients. Committed to collaborating within disciplines to ensure project efficiency, our team works together towards a shared vision of being a vital partner in the success of our clients. For more information about Fenstermaker’s specialized services, visit http://www.fenstermaker.com or call 337.237.2200.

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