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Frequently Used Tools:

Spill Prevention, Control
and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Spill Control

The SPCC plan will require you to build structures that, should a spill occur, prevent a corresponding discharge. These structures are referred to as sized secondary containment and are either passive (simple holding structures) or active (e.g., sumps with automated pumps to transfer a spill to another storage unit). A variety of secondary containment options are listed in the regulations, but they are typically practical for either (1) large outdoor tanks or (2) smaller indoor containers such as drums.
[See Example 1 Containment Pictures]