Environmental Protection

Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)

The University of Michigan is required to implement and comply with Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules as regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) requirement as regulated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (MDNRE). Both sets of rules were written to prevent the pollution of the waters of the United States from oil, salt, and/or polluting materials.

The University of Michigan maintains two separate plans (PIPP & SPCC) to fulfill the requirements of these regulations. The plans are intended to provide guidelines to the University community for preventing the release of petroleum substances, salt, or listed polluting materials into the environment, especially to surface waters. The Plans provide guidelines for inspections, preventive maintenance, commitment of resources, and emergency response procedures that will be implemented in the event of an oil, salt, or polluting material spill at the University of Michigan.