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EPA Offers Idaho Petroleum Tank Owners/Operators Free Workshops on New Federal Fuel Storage Regulations

Release Date: 2/10/2003
Contact Information: Greg Weigel
(208) 378-5773

February 10, 2003

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering owners and operators of facilities with above-ground petroleum storage several short Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) workshops in Idaho, February 25-March 6. The workshops will discuss the recently revised federal SPCC regulations, including the new requirements and criteria for determining who’s covered by the law. The workshops will also cover EPA's new SPCC “Expedited Compliance Program,” aimed at streamlining enforcement procedures with a reduced penalty schedule for certain facilities found in violation that achieve compliance within 30 days.

“Since the rules have changed, we’re encouraging owners and operators with above-ground petroleum storage tanks to attend a workshop in their area,” said Jim Werntz, EPA state director in Boise. “We want to help folks stay ahead of the regulatory curve and avoid costly penalties. By helping protect Idaho’s waters from petroleum leaks and spills, we all benefit.”

EPA’s Werntz also added that representatives from engineering and environmental consulting companies that prepare and certify SPCC Plans are also invited to attend.

CityLocationDate Time
POCATELLOPocatello City Hall
911 N. 7th Ave.
City Council Chambers
February 2510:00 AM - 12:00 PM
BOISEIdaho Department of Environmental Quality State Office Building
1410 N. Hilton
Conf. Rooms C/D
February 2710:00 AM -
12:00 PM
LEWISTONRed Lion Hotel
621 21st Street
Conf. Room Port 4
March 410:00 AM -
12:00 PM
333 W. Ironwood
Conference Room
March 610:00 AM -
12:00 PM
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