Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

Gain an understanding of the industry laws surrounding oil spills to help prevent and respond to them

Vivid Learning
Updated Aug 28, 2018

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of the 14,000 oil spills reported each year are caused by industry activities resulting from storage tank rupturing, pipeline leaks, and oil transport accidents.

This presents a significant threat to the environment and often requires specially trained emergency response personnel to contain and clean up the spills. Some spills are so significant that they may require help from local and state agencies and the federal government.

To prevent oil spills and orchestrate appropriate responses, there are several important laws that industry employers should understand…