Event Profile

SPCC Plan Development for Utility Personnel - CANCELLED

September 3, 2020
Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Dr.
Whitefish, MT 59937 


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

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.

Related Events:

Environmental Task Force Meeting, September 1, 2020

HAZWOPER 8-Hour First Responder Awareness and Refresher Training for Utility Personnel, September 2, 2020

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. 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. This class includes substantially more information than previous classes and includes significant time for discussion of attendees’ plans and questions.

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

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 and is very familiar with the SPCC challenges faced by utilities. He will be available to answer specific questions on attendee facilities.

Course Objectives:

SPCC topics:

  • 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

The class will also cover:

  • Basic background and requirements of the regulation
  • What qualifies as a covered facility
  • General plan requirements
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 qualified facility plans
  • Fully engineered plans
  • General containment provisions
  • Sized secondary containment
  • Inspection requirements
  • Documentation
  • Annual training requirements
  • EPA inspector guidance and the meaning behind the rules
  • Plan renewal requirements

Course Instructors:

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

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., 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 and Hotel Information:

Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Dr.
Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 892-2525

Room rate: $207 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 2, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/03/2020): $450
Utility Member Standard: $525

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/03/2020): $675
Associate Member Standard: $750

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/03/2020): $1,350
Non-member Standard: $1,425

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Grouse Mountain Lodge

For More Information:

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

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Richard Franklin
Organization: Environmental Protection Agency Region 10

Russell Post
Organization: Speaker

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