Preparation of Environmental Compliance Plans

The regulatory framework facing our clients has become increasingly complex, requiring annual submittal of a wide variety of reports and plans to keep the operation compliant. CEA has the expertise and licensed staff to prepare the engineering reports and plans required to alleviate part of this ongoing burden. Two of the most common plans that clients are responsible for include:

SPCC Plan: Under 40 CFR 112, the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule establishes requirements to prepare and implement SPCC Plans. The purpose of an Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan is to form a comprehensive oil spill prevention program that minimizes the potential for discharges. The SPCC rule applies to facilities that are non-transportation-related; have an aboveground oil storage capacity of more than 1,320 U.S. gallons or a completely buried oil storage capacity greater than 42,000 U.S; and could reasonably be expected to discharge oil to navigable waters or adjoining shorelines in quantities that may be harmful.

SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan): The Clean Water Act requires that certain businesses (defined by industrial classification) prepare a stormwater pollution prevention plan to ensure appropriate erosion control, monitoring of discharges and regular inspections of facilities. These requirements are also intended to cover a broad array of new construction projects where more than one acre will be disturbed by the project. CEA has the engineering expertise to determine the requirements for your facility or project.

In addition to SPCC Plans and SWPPPs, CEA is well versed in other engineering and environmental plans and reports that are required by Federal and State regulations. The following are examples of these report requirements:

  • Integrated Contingency Plans: An upgrade of the SPCC Plan required for certain facilities with larger above ground storage of petroleum or chemicals
  • Hazardous Material Business Plans: Required in California for storage of defined hazardous materials
  • Discharge Monitoring Reports: Required for NPDES regulated facilities to report on discharge of industrial pollutants
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Due to the increased pressure from customers and investors to have industry disclose emissions, our experts can help design and implement GHG inventories and reporting strategies for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).