Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

  • 5 topics | 27m
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
When petroleum products are accidentally spilled, they may damage the environment and pollute waterways. A spill of only one gallon of oil can contaminate a million gallons of water. This course will provide you with information on the prevention and countermeasures you should take should a spill occur. This training will also provide information on the components of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify the information found in an SPCC Plan, identify responsibilities of the SPCC coordinator, select characteristics of secondary containment or diversionary structures, identify characteristics of oil storage containers, and identify security requirements used to help prevent spills. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize the requirements of the EPA SPCC regulatory standards
  • identify information found in an SPCC Plan
  • identify responsibilities of the SPCC coordinator
  • identify the changes that the SPCC coordinator should be notified about
  • identify the actions to take in the event of an oil spill
  • identify the items that are classified as secondary containment or diversionary structures
  • identify guidelines for oil storage
  • identify security measures that can be used to prevent spills


  • EPA SPCC Regulatory Standards
  • Information in the SPCC Plan
  • Responsibilities of SPCC Coordinator
  • Oil Spills
  • Storage Requirements and Security Measures