Environmental plan development solution

Previstar Plan Manager – the definitive environmental plan development solution

Previstar Plan Manager provides an affordable cloud-based platform for environmental planners and consultants to develop and store their plans. The platform has in-built templates to create and maintain Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans as well as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPP).


  • Cost and time savings – online development and approval process
  • Develop and store all Environmental Plans in one centralized location
  • User customizable SPCC and SWPPP standards-based planning templates provided
  • Automated version control
  • Automated review and approval workflow
  • Multiple types of reports including status reports that allow plan owners to track plan status

SECURE Your Environment Plans –

Using Previstar Plan Manager

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans – SPCC

A flexible SPCC template is provided with the solution that can be modified by the customer or consultant to support the individual compliance requirements of the targeted facility types. The Plan Manager SPCC template can modified to support the following types of facilities:

Salt Water Disposal Facilities

SPCC plans are required for commercial salt water processing and disposal facilities. They must address specific requirements for EPA and some state regulations that differ from the regulations for oil production sites.

Electrical Power Substations

To be compliant, the SPCC plan must include safeguards for spill prevention and control. “Oil Filled Operational Equipment” are categorized by the EPA SPCC regulations for Electrical Power. These regulations allow an optional plan for compliance that deviates from the requirements to install secondary containment structures.

Emergency Generators

Require an SPCC plan that is compliant with the requirements for a “Bulk Oil Storage” facility. This is true for all generators that utilize oil products for fuel. A natural gas generator might require an SPCC plan that complies with the category of “Oil Filled Operational Equipment” depending on oil storage capacities.


Farms that store over 10,000 gallons in a single tank must provide a Professional Engineer Certified SPCC Plan. Farms that store smaller quantities of oil products are exempt from this regulation. Those that have a medium quantity of oil storage can adopt a self-certified SPCC plan.

Oil Production

To be complaint, SPCC plan should also include an oil spill contingency plan and a written commitment of manpower, equipment and materials signed by management. A specific requirement to include secondary containment sufficient to prevent the total volume of the largest vessel in addition to rainfall freeboard.

Bulk Oil Storage

SPCC plans for Bulk Oil Storage facilities must include applicable “Integrity Testing” procedures that are not included for other classifications. The plans for facilities categorized as “Bulk Oil Storage Tanks” must meet certain requirements more than those for oil production.

Waste Oil Reclamation

SPCC Plan requirements must include those of “Bulk Oil Storage” and “Salt Water Disposal” facilities. Waste Oil Reclamation facilities normally process trucked in waste oil, such as oil production tank bottoms, used oil and any other oil products. The solids must be removed, the salt water separated, and the remaining cleaned oil properly transferred.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans - SWPPP

A flexible SWPPP template is provided that can be modified by the customer or consultant to support the individual compliance requirements of the targeted facility sites.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) are a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) that regulates water quality when associated with construction or industrial activities. The SWPPP addresses all pollutants and their sources, including sources of sediment associated with construction, construction site erosion, and all other activities associated with construction activity and controlled through the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

A SWPPP is a site-specific, written document that:
  • Identifies potential sources of storm water pollution at the construction site or industrial site.
  • Describes practices to reduce pollutants in storm water discharges from the site. Reduction of pollutants is often achieved by controlling the volume of storm water runoff (e.g., taking steps to allow storm water to infiltrate into the soil).
  • Identifies procedures the operator will implement to comply with the terms and conditions of a general permit.
Basic SWPPP Elements:
  • Storm water pollution prevention team
  • Site description
  • Summary of potential pollutant sources
  • Description of control measures
  • Schedules and procedures
  • Documentation to support eligibility considerations under other federal laws
  • Certification of the SWPPP

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