Governing Law and Regulations
Federal oil pollution prevention regulations (Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure [SPCC] Plans): 40 CFR 112
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
Arkansas State Police Fire Marshal Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Arkansas does not have a counterpart to the federal SPCC plan. However, if a hazardous waste facility owner or operator has already prepared an SPCC plan, or some other emergency or contingency plan, state-specific hazardous waste management provisions must be included.
Some aboveground storage tank sites are also required to develop and implement SPCC plans. In addition, used oil transporters in the state are subject to the federal SPCC plan requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the federal SPCC plan requirements.