SPCC Provisions in WRRDA Bill – Signed into Law
Blog Post Top

Yesterday the WRRDA bill was signed into law, putting these provisions into effect.  EPA must now implement the provisions.

SPCC provisions related to farms in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act:

Exempt :

Above ground storage capacity of less than 2,500 gallons

Above ground storage capacity of greater than 2,500 gallons and less than 6,000 gallons (or level determined by a study) and no history of a spill

Self certification of an SPCC plan:

Aggregate aboveground storage capacity less than 20,000 gallons and greater than 6,000 gallons (or level determined by a study) and no history of a spill

Professional Engineer development of an SPCC plan:

Individual tanks with an aboveground storage capacity greater than 10,000 gallons

Aggregate aboveground storage capacity greater than or equal to 20,000 gallons

A reportable oil discharge history

 

Aggregate aboveground storage capacity does not include capacity that is less than 1,000 gallons and containers holding animal feed ingredients approved for use in livestock feed by the Food and Drugs Commissioner

Study – EPA & USDA shall conduct a study to determine the appropriate exemption which shall not be more than 6,000 gallons and not less than 2,500 gallons based on a significant risk of discharge to water

Current Regulation (as of 5/28/2014)

Farms with less than 1,320 gallons of oil stored aboveground or less than 42,000 gallons below ground are exempt.

Farms with total oil storage capacity between 1,320 and 10,000 gallons in aboveground containers and no history of spill may self certify

Farms with storage capacity of more than 10,000 gallons or a history of a spill may need a plan prepared by a professional engineer

For any questions please contact Keira Franz with National Association of Wheat Growers:

Keira Franz

Franz Consulting, LLC

National Association of Wheat Growers

kfranz@wheatworld.org

202.547.7800 ext. 4

202.253.0753 (cell)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Blog Post Right - 1
Blog Post Right-1

Blog Post Right - 2
Blog Post Right - 2_crawford

Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Mon
9:00 am Fresh Produce Good Agricultural Practices Workshop Series @ NCCE - Union County Center, 2
Fresh Produce Good Agricultural … @ NCCE - Union County Center, 2
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Part 1 – Principles of Fresh Produce Safety & Navigating the USDA GAP Audit. To Register online, visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org and go to events tab, or [...]
Dec
2
Tue
all-day Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo @ Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites, Myrtle Beach, SC
Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo @ Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites, Myrtle Beach, SC
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
This conference is for commercial vegetable growers in North and South Carolina with an educational program put together by university extension specialists and agents
12:30 pm Eastern Carolina Cattleman’s Conference @ Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center
Eastern Carolina Cattleman’s Con… @ Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Schedule 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Registration/Trade Show 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Welcome and Announcements 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Managing Cull Cows: When [...]
Dec
4
Thu
all-day 71st Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation @ Myrtle Beach, SC
71st Annual Meeting of the South… @ Myrtle Beach, SC
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
The SC Farm Bureau is looking forward to your attendance at our 71st Annual Meeting.  This three-day meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC features educational sessions, [...]
all-day NC Tobacco Day 2014 @ Johnston County Extension Center
NC Tobacco Day 2014 @ Johnston County Extension Center
Dec 4 all-day
NCSU Tobacco Day will be held on December 4, 2014 at the Johnston County Agricultural Center located at 2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC.  The [...]

View Calendar