Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan

Lafayette is committed to the prevention of discharges of oil to navigable waters and the environment, and maintains the applicable standards for spill prevention, control and countermeasures through regular review, updating and implementation of a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)/Preparedness Prevention and Contingency (PPC) Plan for the campus.

The Plan covers procedures, methods and equipment in order to prevent the discharge of oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States, as defined in EPA’s Oil Pollution Prevention regulations (40 CFR 112). This Plan includes procedures and guidance for the prevention, detection and response to spills or releases of oils.  The purpose of the Plan is to prevent oil spills from occurring, and to perform safe, efficient and timely response in the event of a spill or leak.

topics covered by the plan

The following information is provided in detail within the SPCC Plan

  • Facility Contacts
  • Facility Description – location, operations, oil storage, distance to navigable waters
  • Spill History
  • Potential Spill Predictions, Volumes, Rates and Control
  • Spill Prevention Measures
  • Contingency Planning
  • Emergency Contacts and Responsibilities

Regulatory Agencies

National Response Center

EPA Regional Response Center

PA Department of Environmental Protection (Northeast Region)

Northampton County Emergency Management Agency

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Easton Area Joint Sewer Authority