EPA Site Inspections on the Rise
EPA is about to “kick off” a broader SPCC enforcement initiative. We expect EPA regions to begin actively visiting SPCC-regulated sites beginning October 1. It will be very useful for the owner/operator of any jobsite or facility that may be subject to the SPCC regulations to participate in one of the below-referenced webinars. EPA will explain how it intends to implement the SPCC rule nationwide and answer questions. At AGC’s request, during the webinar, EPA will also explain the opportunity for an “informal” enforcement action, should your site receive a visit by an EPA inspector. EPA will share with us a copy of the Notice of Deficiencies “cheat sheet” that could very well be your ticket to a second chance: allowing you to promptly correct any potential violations on your site and avoid paying out huge fines and penalties.
EPA Headquarters, and EPA’s SPCC Team Lead, Mark Howard, will be presenting two private webinars for AGC contractors to learn about and ask questions concerning what’s in the new inspector’s guide and what companies can expect during an inspection.
Each session will be approximately 90-minutes long, including time to address questions. The webinar schedule and registration links are below —
- Sept. 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT: https://outreachwebinar927.eventbrite.com
- Oct. 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT: https://outreachwebinar1017.eventbrite.com
NOTE: The webinars on EPA’s main SPCC web page are completely full. AGC members should use the links above (which are not posted on EPA’s web page) to sign up for a webinar program that will be just for the construction industry. Please do not delay; sign up right away to ensure you get a spot.
Please use the below contact information if you have any questions or need more information.
Leah F. Pilconis
Consultant on Environmental Law & Policy
Senior Environmental Advisor to AGC of America