Legislative Updates Updated August 1, 2014  

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Fall Anhydrous Ammonia Schools Registration Form

Click here to download the Fall 2014 NH3 safety school registration form.
 

Send Comments on WOTUS

Click here  for a one pager on the Waters of the US proposed rule and how to submit comments to USEPA.  
 

Facts About GMO's


Nutrient & Water Quality Reports

Click on the documents below to view the most recent "Keep it for the Crop" report and an in-depth report on agriculture's involvement in reducing nutrient losses. 
 

2014 Pesticide Container Recycling Schedule

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has dates set for the 2014 pesticide container recycling program.  Click here to access the recycling schedule for containers up to 30 gallon capacity.
 

IFCA Legislative Recap

Click on the file below to read an interesting review of IFCA's work during the 2014 Illinois legislative session.  For questions contact KJ Johnson, kj@ifca.com
 
 

RMP Guidance

Click here to download guidance on how to comply with Risk Management Program requirements.
 

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Program for Farmers

Funded bythe Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC), this program consists of five ammonia safety training modules.  Go to http://learning.ifca.com.  If you have any questions please contact Kevin Runkle at the IFCA office.More

2013 NREC Annual Report & 2014 Projects

Click below to view the 2013 NREC Annual Report and a summary of NREC projects in 2014.  For more information on NREC please go to www.illinoisnrec.org
 

Professional Applicator & NH3 Training

Click here to view and register for the Asmark Training Courses including the Professional Applicator Training taught by Dr. Robert Wolf and the Ammonia Technician Course.   
 

USEPA Minibulk Regulations

The following documents help explain the requirements of the 2011 USEPA Regulations for Minibulks and Container/Containment Requirements. 

 

Hours of Service Ag Input Exemption

Click here to see various guidance documents on the Hours of Service agricultural exemption.  On November 15, 2013 IDOT expanded the air mile radius for the delivery of ag inputs to 150 air miles.  See Illinois Register Notice below. 
 
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Fire Prevention Plan

IFCA members can click on the above picture to access the online fire prevention...More


R Stamp Welders & CT Facilities in Illinois/Iowa

Click on this PDF to view R-Stamp Welders and DOT CT facilities that are certified to weld on anyhdrous ammonia nurse tanks in Illinois and perform testing for the Nurse Tank Inspection Program.
 

Compliance Assessment Tool - by Asmark

Are you meeting your compliance obligations?
 

mySPCC Program Now Available

Click to read about the mySPCC on-line compliance tool, which is endorsed by USEPA and is free thanks to the Asmark Institute and The Fertilizer Institute.  Click here to access the program http://www.asmark.org/mySPCC
 

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Video For Farmers

This video is designed to provide farmers with safety information related to handling, transportation, application, first aid and...More


The Value of The Ag Retailer Brochure

Click here for a color brochure illustrating the value that ag retailers provide to the industry. 
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