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SPCC plan

The Federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures regulations, 40 CFR 112, specify the requirements for facilities needing to prepare a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan. SPCC Plans are required for facilities storing a total of more than 1,320 gallons of oil or oil products above ground or 42,000 gallons underground. Oil or oil products include but are not limited to gasoline, diesel, heating oil, animal fats, and vegetable oils. SPCC regulations include any container storing 55 gallons or more of these products. All of these petroleum storage containers are inspected monthly to make sure that all components are working properly and that the equipment is in good condition.

The UVA main campus and proximate locations in Charlottesville, Virginia are subject to these requirements. UVA’s College at Wise is also required to maintain a SPCC Plan.

(For security reasons, the locations of the individual tanks are not included)