Upcoming and Recent Compliance Dates
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Use this checklist as a reminder of important environmental compliance dates that you may have to meet. For details on programs, follow the links to get more Ag Center information.
Reminder: May 10, 2013, is the compliance date for farms prepare or amend and implement their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans.
Oil spills endanger public health, impact drinking water, devastate natural resources, and disrupt the economy. Every effort must be made to prevent oil spills and to clean them up promptly once they occur. The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities and farms prevent a discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines. A key element of the SPCC rule requires farms and other facilities to develop, maintain and implement an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC Plan. These plans help farms prevent oil spill, as well as control a spill should one occur.
More information from EPA
- SPCC Rule Compliance Dates
- SPCC Information for Farmers Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 52K)
- Oil Spill Program
- Federal Register notice 71 FR 8462
- SPCC Rule Amendment: Animal Fats and Vegetable Oils Fact Sheet
- SPCC Rule
Information from the States
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