An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

SPCC Qualified Facilities Substantial Harm Criteria Certification

Are SPCC qualified facilities required to complete and maintain a copy of the Certification of the Applicability of the Substantial Harm Criteria form located in Appendix C of 40 CFR Part 112?

Yes, all SPCC regulated facilities, including qualified facilities, that do not meet the criteria of a substantial harm facility, must complete and maintain this form at their facility (40 CFR 112.20(e).  There are no exceptions for qualified facilities.