The main objective of this session is to help you understand inspection and testing requirements for above-ground bulk storage oil tanks. By the time the session is over, you will be able to inspect your facility in accordance with spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) inspection and integrity testing requirements and to understand how industry standards affect inspection and testing procedures.
Why “How to Properly Inspect Oil Tanks” Matters:
The SPCC rule lays down required standards and procedures for the inspection and integrity testing of oil tanks. The rule identifies specific procedures that must be followed when inspecting and testing above-ground bulk storage tanks. You need to be aware of exceptions to the rules; failure to follow these requirements could cause an oil discharge resulting in citations and fines for violation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agency regulations.
- SPCC rules require regular testing or inspection for integrity of bulk storage oil tanks.
- Industry standards usually apply and should be used as guidance.
- How to properly perform visual inspections of above-ground oil tanks.
- Inspection and testing programs must be documented in the SPCC plan.