On July 17, 2002 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation promulgated under the authority of the Clean Water Act. This rule includes requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans, and for Facility Response Plans (FRPs). The 2002 final rule includes new subparts outlining the requirements for various classes of oil; revises the applicability of the regulation; amends the requirements for completing SPCC Plans; and makes other modifications. The 2002 final rule also contains a number of provisions designed to decrease regulatory burden on facility owners or operators subject to the rule, while preserving environmental protection.
In addition, 40 C.F.R. Part 112, Appendix A addresses requirements for MOU excluding interstate and intrastate pipeline facilities.