Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)
The University of Michigan - Dearborn is required to implement and comply with Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules.
The Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) while the Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) requirements are regulated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
Both sets of rules were written to prevent oil, salt, and/or other polluting materials from entering waterways. The University of Michigan - Dearborn maintains two separate plans (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures and Pollution Incident Prevention Plan) to fulfill the requirements of these regulations. The plans are intended to provide guidelines to the University community for preventing the release of petroleum substances, salt, or listed polluting materials into the environment, especially to surface waters. The Plans provide guidelines for inspections, preventative maintenance, commitment of resources, and emergency response procedures that will be implemented in the event of an oil, salt, or polluting material spill at the University.