SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES COURSE OVERVIEW
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 tanks rupturing, pipeline leaks, and oil transport accidents. These spills present a significant threat to the environment and often require 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.
This course was designed to help satisfy the requirements of 40 CFR, Part 112, “Oil Pollution Prevention.”
SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES COURSE TOPICS
- Harmful effects of spilled oil
- Applicable laws and regulations for oil pollution prevention
- The purpose and general requirements of a facility SPCC Plan
- General operating procedures designed to prevent spills
- General control measures to prevent an oil spill from reaching navigable waters and adjoining shorelines
- Basic countermeasures for stopping a spill from reaching the environment
- How to respond to facility shutdown and evacuation
SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES COURSE DURATION: Approximately 25 minutes
SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES COURSE ASSESSMENT: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.
SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL AND COUNTERMEASURES COURSE PREVIEW