SPCC REVISIONS AFFECT FARMS
The EPA requires a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan for any facility that stores more than 1,320 gallons of oil in bulk above-ground. The goal of the SPCC Program is to prevent oil spills from entering any waters of the United States. Facilities with these large storage amounts are required to develop plans that describe oil storage containers, emergency contacts and response personnel, procedures and training to prevent, control, and provide adequate countermeasures to a discharge.
Recent changes to the SPCC program are requiring farms to utilize this program. If a farm has over 1,320 gallons of oil stored in bulk, an SPCC Plan is required. Common oils found on a farm include diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil and mineral oil. If your farm stores several different oils in containers 55 gallons or larger, and the total storage is over 1,320 gallons, an SPCC is required. You can find more information at the EPA’s SPCC for Agriculture page.