The main objective of this session is to help you prepare for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspections. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand inspection procedures; identify a spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plan and facility issues EPA inspectors will evaluate; prepare effectively for inspections; comply with postinspection procedures; and avoid common SPCC violations found during inspections.
Why “SPCC—What to Expect from an EPA Inspection” Matters:
This training is important because:
When you are prepared for an EPA inspection, it shows the EPA inspector that you are familiar with SPCC requirements and are making an effort to follow the rules.
Knowing what to expect from an inspection allows you to make sure employees in every part of your facility are aware of SPCC requirements and inspection procedures and are trained to answer inspectors’ questions properly.
Failure to pass inspection can result in citations and costly penalties.
- Being prepared for EPA inspections of your SPCC plan and facility helps ensure a more positive outcome.
- Both management and employees must be prepared to cooperate with inspectors and accurately answer questions about the operation and spill prevention measures.
- How to make sure your facility is always SPCC-compliant, since you never know when an EPA inspection could take place.