Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SPCC Rule 40 CFR 112 - Regulation of Mobile Tanks and Tankers

The recently revised SPCC Rule (40 CFR 112) clarified a few points in regards to mobile tanks.

First, the Rule clarified that tanks on vehicles used to hold fuels and operating fluids required to operate the vehicle are not intended to be regulated under the SPCC requirements. Typical mobile refueling equipment would have two types of fuel storage –a fuel tank for operation of the engine, and a storage tank used to move fuel around the facility. Under the revised Rule, the engine’s fuel tank (i.e., “motive fuel container”) would not be included under an SPCC Plan.

The bulk fuel tank on the refueling vehicle would normally require the same spill protections that other containers need. However, the revised SPCC Rule clarified that these refueling vehicles are exempted from some SPCC requirements.

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