Event Profile

SPCC Plan Development for Utility Personnel

September 15, 2022
DoubleTree Edgewater - Missoula


The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

All employees with environmental responsibilities, including supervisors and managers that oversee environmental programs, as well as employees that develop, implement, or manage oil spill prevention plans. All facilities, including substations, that use or store in excess of 1,320 gallons of oil and where a spill could impact surface water are required to have an SPCC plan for that facility. Utilities subject to the rule must develop comprehensive plans, install oil spill containment, and prepare oil spill response procedures in accordance with 40 CFR 112.

Related Events:

Environmental Task Force Meeting, September 13, 2022

HAZWOPER 8-Hour First Responder Awareness and Refresher Training for Utility Personnel, September 14, 2022

Course Overview:

Designed for electric utilities as part of NWPPA's Environmental Series, this eight-hour course is intended as a detailed review of the oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules, strategies for development of plans, and review of existing plans. This class includes substantially more information than previous classes and includes significant time for discussion of your plans and questions.

Information provided in the course will focus on the federal requirements for SPCC plans and review EPA guidance for SPCC inspectors. You will receive course materials that include an overview of the regulation, access to additional resources, and steps to ensure compliance. You will also receive plan templates and links to valuable online information. Please bring a copy of your current plan(s) or plan-specific questions to class for discussion.

The class will also include presentations by Richard Franklin, an EPA Region 10 SPCC inspector from Portland who has over 25 years of experience with SPCC.

Course Objectives:

  • Review SPCC applicability and requirements, including Tier 1, Tier 2, and Engineered plans
  • Identify covered facilities
  • Review plan components
  • Learn how to create compliant plans
  • Learn how to provide annually required training
  • Learn about resources to aid in your compliance efforts
  • Course Instructor:

    Russell Post, Russell Post Environmental Consulting; and Richard Franklin, SPCC Inspector, EPA Region 10

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Mountain Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

    Course Location:

    Doubletree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater
    100 Madison Street
    Missoula, MT 59802
    (406) 728-3100
    Room Rate: $179
    Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 8/22/2022, to secure this room rate.

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (extended to 9/15/2022): $430
    Utility Member Standard: $505

    Associate Member Early Bird (extended to 9/15/2022): $645
    Associate Member Standard: $720

    Non-member Early Bird (extended to 9/15/2022): $860
    Non-member Standard: $1,010

    Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

    Cancellation Policies:

    For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
    For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

    If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

    When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

    Safety Measures:

    As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

    For More Information:

    To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.