Is it a requirement for tank facilities to submit, file or provide their SPCC Plans to the CUPA, or for the CUPA to ‘approve’ the Plan?
No. The APSA only requires a tank facility to submit/file a Tank Facility Statement with the CUPA.
There is no requirement in APSA for a tank facility to submit or file its SPCC Plan itself. However the UPA may require a copy of the SPCC Plan to be submitted as part of the UPA’s city/county ordinance or policy. There is also no requirement in APSA for a tank facility’s SPCC Plan to be approved by the CUPA.
Federal regulations (40 CFR 112) also do not require the routine submittal, filing or approval of an SPCC Plan (although a Plan may be required to be submitted to USEPA after certain significant oil spills into navigable waters).