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SPCC Train the Trainer for Agriculture

The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule is to help facilities, including 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 spills, as well as control a spill should one occur.

If a farm is subject to the SPCC rule, they are expected to comply with the rule requirements by November 10, 2011. To raise awareness of the SPCC rule and the upcoming compliance date within the farming community, a train the trainer package was developed by EPA specifically for the agriculture sector. The train the trainer package includes an SPCC 101 for Agriculture presentation, a How to Fill Out a Tier I Template presentation, as well as a document that provides a list of additional resources for the farming community. These resources include useful websites, fact sheets, contact information, information on available assistance, templates, and sample SPCC Plans.

As part of this outreach effort, EPA is holding a number of webinar sessions with various organizations. EPA hopes that organizations will be able to utilize the materials provided below to hold trainings in conjunction with existing events, or as a stand-alone training. These training materials were developed to be offered in person, or virtually as a webinar.

Additional Resources:

SPCC for Agriculture
Tier I Qualified Facility SPCC Plan Template

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