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Revised guidelines for EPA’s SPCC program

Revised guidelines for EPA’s SPCC program

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program was initiated in 2013. It establishes reporting requirements on certain farms related to on-farm oil storage. There have been some important revisions in 2015 to the SPCC program.

The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. Oil spills can cause injuries to people and damage to the environment. A key element of this program requires farmers and other facilities that exceed the SPCC oil storage requirements to have an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC Plan. These Plans can help farmers contain potential oil spills which could damage water resources needed for farming operations.

For details see KSU's Extension Agronomy page here.