EPA Extends Spill Compliance Date

On October 7, 2010, EPA published a final rule amending to November 10, 2011, the date by which most facilities (including airports) must amend and implement their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under 40 U.S.C. Section 112.3 to comply with the recent SPCC rule amendments.

Importantly, existing facilities are still required to maintain and implement SPCC plans under existing regulatory requirements. The proposed extension will allow additional time for facilities to understand SPCC rule revisions issued in December 2008 and November 2009.

More information about the SPCC rule is available on EPA’s website here.