Fuel-spill rules eased

 - September 20, 2006, 10:28 AM

The deadline has been extended to October 31 next year for FBOs and others who operate fueling facilities and fueling trucks to meet new spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules. The former deadline was next month. However, the jury is still out on a proposal under which fuel suppliers would no longer be required to have “sized secondary containment,” removing the mandate that trucks must be parked in special containment or “bermed” areas when not in service. This proposal would also allow facilities that store less than 10,000 gallons of oil to “self certify” their SPCC implementation plans, rather than use the services of professional engineers.