Comments Due on FBO Fuel-spill Proposal

 - January 9, 2007, 11:01 AM

Tomorrow is the deadline on the second of two notices of proposed rulemaking to ease fuel-spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms. Under the proposal, fuel suppliers will no longer be required to have “sized secondary containment,” removing the mandate that fuel trucks must be parked in special containment or “bermed” areas when not in service. This proposal will also allow facilities that store less than 10,000 gallons of fuel/oil to “self certify” their SPCC implementation plans, rather than using the services of professional engineers. An earlier proposal would extend the compliance date from Aug. 18, 2006, to Oct. 31, 2007, for FBOs and other fueling providers to implement SPCC plans. The comment period on this proposal closed January 11.