Inspection

To comply with integrity inspection requirement for bulk storage containers, inspect/test each shop-built aboveground bulk storage container on a regular schedule in accordance with a recognized container inspection standard based on the minimum requirements in the following table.

• Portable containers (including drums, totes, and intermodal bulk containers (IBC))
- Visually inspect monthly for signs of deterioration, discharges or accumulation of oil inside diked areas

• 55 to 1,100 gallons with sized secondary containment
• 1,101 to 5,000 gallons with sized secondary containment and a means of leak detection
- Visually inspect monthly for signs of deterioration, discharges or accumulation of oil inside diked areas plus any annual inspection elements per industry inspection standards

• 1,101 to 5,000 gallons with sized secondary containment and no method of leak detection
- Visually inspect monthly for signs of deterioration, discharges or accumulation of oil inside diked areas, plus any annual inspection elements and other specific integrity tests that may be required per industry inspection standards

Note: Examples of leak detection include, but are not limited to, double-walled tanks and elevated containers where a leak can be visually identified.

This SPCC plan template for tier 1 qualified facility is based on this link from USEPA.
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-05/documents/tier1template.pdf

Table G-17 Bulk Storage Container Inspection Schedule

+ Bulk Storage Container

Bulk Storage Container
Date of Inspection

Bulk Storage Container

Observations and Recommendations

Photo (optional)
Name and Signature of Inspector
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.