Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) Seminar Held at Rutgers University


Within the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Discharge Prevention Program, there is a requirement for facilities in New Jersey that store 20,000 gallons or more of hazardous substances (excluding petroleum products) or 200,000 gallons or more of hazardous substances (including petroleum products) to create and implement Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) plans. The NJDEP inspectors and engineers from within the Discharge Prevention Program regularly visit applicable DPCC facilities to ensure the site is operating according to their DPCC and DCR plan.

Did you know that completing three simple DPCC tasks could lower your risk of a DPCC violation by 50%? According to enforcement officials at NJDEP, 55% of DPCC violations come from just three categories out of dozens of possible compliance issues.

The most common three DPCC violations include:

• Tank integrity testing

• Visual facility inspections

• Recordkeeping

These and other statistics were shared during the Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey workshop taught by Rutger