Oil Pollution Prevention
The Oil Pollution Act SPCC regulations, as issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA; 40 CFR 112), aim to prevent the discharge of oil in harmful quantities into or upon the navigable waters or adjoining shorelines of the United States. A Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, as required under these regulations, should be used as a reference for proper oil storage, as a tool for spill prevention, as a guide for facility inspections and tank testing, and as a resource during emergency response to control, contain and clean up an oil release.
UW-Madison is committed to maintaining the highest standards for preventing discharges of oil to navigable waters and the environment through the implementation of the campus SPCC plan. EH&S manages and coordinates updates to the campus SPCC plan, as well as SPCC plans at University Agricultural Research Stations and other UW-Madison controlled properties. Facility personnel designated as Facility Emergency Coordinators are directly accountable for overall spill prevention and response at each site covered under an SPCC plan.