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SPCC Plan Compliance Deadline May 10, 2013

On October 18, 2011 the U.S. EPA issued a rule to extend the compliance date by which farms must prepare or amend and implement their Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) to May 10, 2013.  Farm operations now have less than three weeks to comply with the SPCC requirements.  You need an SPCC plan if an oil spill from your farm could reach water and you store oil products (diesel, gasoline, hydraulic oil, lube oil, crop oil, or vegetable oil) in above ground quantities of more than 1,320 gallons or completely buried tanks with more than 42,000 gallons of oil.  You do not need an SPCC plan if you store less than 1,320 gallons of oil aboveground or less than 42,000 gallons below ground.  Here are some easy steps to determine if you need an SPCC plan at your farm. 1.   Add up the oil storage capacity of each above ground tank on your farm (count containers 55 gallons or larger capacity).         2. When adding up the capacity, use the maximum volume of the container (as if it were full), not the actual amount of oil product stored in the container.  If your farm has 10,000 gallons or ...more

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