How to Prepare Your Own SPCC Plan

55 Gallon Drums of Petroleum

This course,  How to Prepare Your Own SPCC Plan, was developed by EnviroServices, Inc. (ESCI) under a contract with the County of San Diego to assist facilities subject to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act (APSA) with developing a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Although the step by step instructions are specific to Tier I facilities, the information may be helpful for anyone interested in APSA or SPCC requirements.  Additional information about the APSA program can be found on the CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal website, the APSA page for the  CUPA Forum Board or requested directly from ESCI or from other vendors offering APSA or SPCC compliance assistance. US EPA also has a compliance guide called SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors.

This online course is designed to be a general guideline only to assist business owners in preparing and implementing their own SPCC plan and the content may not reflect recent changes in state and federal laws and regulations. Owners and operators are responsible for compliance with state and federal requirements without regard for the contents of this training or supplemental materials. Please send your feedback including corrections or suggestions for improvement of this course to Sande Pence.


  • Click on the hyperlinks below to start the module(s)
  • Each module can be stopped and restarted as you need
  • You may view any or all of the modules
  • Quizzes at the end of modules are optional
  • To enhance your training experience, there are links to course handouts with each module. 
 How to Prepare Your Own SPCC Plan:
  A Step by Step Guide for Tier I Qualified Facilities Using the U.S. EPA SPCC Template

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