is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

New oil spill prevention information available

The EPA recently developed a new page on their Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule site -- SPCC for Agriculture -- at www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/spcc/spcc_ag.htm. The page is dedicated to helping farms and gins prevent oil spills as well as control a spill should one occur.

The EPA recently developed a new page on their Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule site -- SPCC for Agriculture -- at www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/spcc/spcc_ag.htm. The page is dedicated to helping farms and gins prevent oil spills as well as control a spill should one occur.

Many features of the new page make the site very helpful and informative.

The EPA on Oct. 7, 2010, extended by 12 months (to Nov. 10, 2011) the date for owners of a SPCC-regulated facility or farm to prepare or amend and implement a SPCC Plan. The likelihood of another extension is not great. Currently, farms or gins in operation on or before Aug. 16, 2002, must maintain or amend their existing plan by the amended date of Nov. 11, 2011. Farms or gins in operation after Aug. 16, 2002, but before Nov. 11, 2011, must prepare and use a plan on or before the amended date of Nov. 11, 2011.

Details concerning the SPCC Program have been summarized by the NCC’s Technical Services staff and are available on the NCC’s website at www.cotton.org/tech/safety/oilsp.cfm.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish