Environmental Protection Agency: Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule--Amendments
GAO-10-267R: Nov 24, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final rule on amendments to the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. GAO found that (1) final rule makes technical corrections to the SPCC rule to provide increased clarity with respect to specific regulatory requirements, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain rule requirements for those facility owners or operators who are required to prepare and implement an SPCC Plan; and that the (2) EPA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.