SPCC- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure

Course Titles and Descriptions

Class C UST Operator Training for Gas Station Attendants

Underground storage tank (UST) Class C operators are the first line of defense when it comes to responding to emergencies at gas stations. Do you know how to identify and respond to these emergencies quickly and effectively? This training course covers the actions employees designated as Class C operators must take in response to emergencies or alarms caused by spills or releases resulting from operation of UST systems. They are often gas station attendants and even convenience store staff. The course meets the federal operator training requirements identified in 40 CFR 280.242(c). We’ll discuss the basic safety features of a UST system, such as spill and overfill protection, release detection, and alarms. You’ll learn about the requirements for inspections, safe operations, emergency responsibilities, and how to respond effectively in emergencies related to USTs and gas station operations.

How to Properly Inspect Oil Tanks

Oil spills can have a catastrophic effect on the environment, endanger public health and safety, and have significant adverse economic impacts. Therefore, it is important to take precautions to prevent such spills from happening. Regularly scheduled inspections, evaluations, and testing of bulk oil storage containers by qualified personnel are critical parts of discharge prevention. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, or EPA’s, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure, or SPCC, regulations establish such precautions. This session will cover what is required and how to properly inspect bulk oil storage containers according to the requirements of the SPCC Program.


The objective of this training session is to give you the information you need to help prevent oil spills and to keep spills that do occur from getting into the environment. By the end of the training session, you will be able to comply with the applicable laws and regulations for oil spill response, follow the procedures in the facility’s spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plan and the federal response plan (FRP), implement procedures designed to prevent spills, implement the control measures installed to prevent an oil spill from reaching navigable waters, and know your role in responding to an oil spill and countermeasures for stopping a spill from reaching the environment.

SPCC: What to Expect from an EPA Inspection

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.

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan)

This session will discuss the prevention and control of oil spills and measures to prevent oil from getting near water, including groundwater. Facilities are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC Plan). We’ll review the SPCC Plan and policies for preventing and controlling spills.