Spill Control and Countermeasure Plans and Contingency Planning


A Client-Centered Approach to Risk Management

GeoInsight's engineers, compliance specialists, and scientists are experts at developing customized, strategic emergency response and contingency plans. Consistent with our client-centered approach, we take the time to meet with facility personnel before we prepare these plans to establish project-specific parameters, and to develop a strong understanding of your practices and unique business operations.




The Right Level of Emergency Preparedness

We work with owners, facility managers, and other staff members to develop appropriate levels of response to emergencies. We customize awareness and emergency response training for specific operations and release scenarios at your facility. Our facility-specific plans include responses to:

  • Various release scenarios
  • The availability and capabilities of your internal and external resources, and
  • Regulatory requirements.   



Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans

Any facility having an aggregate oil storage volume of 1,320 gallons (55-gallon containers or larger) requires a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. The SPCC Plan must provide for proper management and storage of oil-containing vessels.


Contingency Planning

Depending on the storage, use, and/or location of oil and hazardous materials, facilities may be required to prepare emergency response and contingency plans. The overall objectives of contingency planning are to develop management strategies for the storage and release of hazardous materials and enable effective decision-making for response personnel.


If more than one emergency response and/or contingency plan is required for a single facility, the United States Environmental Protection Agency encourages the development of an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP). Generally, an IPC is prepared to minimize duplicity among multiple plans. This eliminates confusion for facility first responders and improves coordination between facility response personnel and local, state, and federal emergency response personnel. 


GeoInsight’s SPCC and Contingency Planning Services Include:

  • Contingency and preparedness planning under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • SPCC Plans in accordance with oil pollution prevention regulations
  • Risk Management Planning in accordance with the Clean Air Act
  • Preparedness planning in accordance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act
  • Various Occupational Safety and Health Administration programs including Process Safety Management, Emergency and Fire Response Planning, and Emergency Action Planning
  • Hazardous materials management planning, and
  • Facility studies for improved emergency response compliance.


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Featured Case Study

Manufacturing Facility: SPCC Planning Development and Training

GeoInsight was hired by a Connecticut manufacturing facility to develop their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for the storage of petroleum and petroleum products. The facility operates several above ground storage tanks to support their manufacturing process as well as a 17,000 gallon oil filtration system.

Featured Case Study

Hospital Facility: SPCC Planning and Training

GeoInsight was hired by a Massachusetts hospital facility to develop their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) plan for the storage of petroleum.