Oregon Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Oregon Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil spill planning and fees: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-141-0001 to 340-141-0240

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Oil Spill Prevention Fund: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 468B.410

Contingency plans: OAR 340-141-0001 to 340-141-0240

Preparation of plans: OAR 340-141-0100

Plan contents: OAR 340-141-0140

Submittal of plans: OAR 340-141-0180

DEQ plan review: OAR 340-141-0190

Plan maintenance and use: OAR 340-141-0210

Plan updates: OAR 340-141-0220

Compliance fees: OAR 340-141-0010

Training: OAR 340-141-0160

Drills and exercises: OAR 340-141-0200

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to the requirements established under the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan rules governing oil spills, Oregon has added its own spill prevention and response plan (contingency plan) requirements, which in many respects are more stringent than the federal plan. In some cases, all or portions of the state contingency plan may be used to satisfy the federal SPCC plan requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Water Quality Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's oil spill contingency plan rules. EPA Region 10 enforces the federal SPCC plan requirements in Oregon.

State Requirements


For further information about Oregon's oil spill rules, see the state section OIL SPILLS.


OAR 340-141-0001 to 340-141-0240

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