EPA has established a new compliance date for all facilities and farms that are subject to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations. This final rule is part of EPA's multi-phased strategy to address concerns with the SPCC regulation. Specifically, this amendment extends the dates by which the owner or operator of an SPCC regulated facility or farm must prepare or amend and implement an SPCC plan to Nov. 10, 2010. It does not remove any regulatory requirement for owners or operators of facilities in operation before Aug.16, 2002 to maintain and implement SPCC plans in accordance with the SPCC regulations then in effect.