Frequent Questions

For SPCC training purposes, who is considered oil-handling personnel?

Pursuant to 112.7(f)(1), the owner or operator of a facility subject to the SPCC regulations must train oil-handling personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment, discharge procedure protocols, applicable pollution control laws, rules and regulations, general facility operations and the contents of the facility SPCC Plan.  For the purposes of this requirement, who is considered oil-handling personnel?

The term oil-handling personnel is to be interpreted according to industry standards, but includes employees engaged in the operation and maintenance of oil storage containers or the operation of equipment related to storage containers and emergency response personnel.  The term does not include secretaries, clerks, and other personnel who are never involved in operation or maintenance activities related to oil storage or equipment, oil transfer operations, emergency response, countermeasure functions, or similar activities.

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