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SPCC Plan informational meetings planned April 23

Farm liquid spills endanger public health, impact drinking water, devastate natural resources, and disrupt the economy. Every effort must be made to prevent spills and to clean them up promptly once they occur. The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule is to help facilities and farms prevent a discharge of farm liquids into navigable waters. A key element of the SPCC rule requires farms and other facilities to develop, maintain and implement a spill prevention plan, called a SPCC Plan.

To address area producer questions, K-State Research and Extension, Post Rock and River Valley Districts along with Kansas Crossroads RC & D are hosting three informational meetings on April 23 in three different locations and times.

The locations and times include:

Clay Center, 9:30 a.m., 4-H Conference Center at the fairgrounds.

Glasco, 3 p.m., Catholic Parish Hall at 301 E. 1st.

Mankato, 7 p.m., Community Center at 214 N. High Street.

The meetings will provide an update on the Environmental Protection Agency requirements and worksheets available for producers to utilize for developing a plan for their farm units. The meeting will help producers develop and write their own plan according to the EPA requirements. According to EPA, farm units with on-site farm liquids (i.e., fuel/oil) storage that exceeds 1,320 U.S. gallons in above ground containers must have a SPCC plan in place by May 10.

There is no cost or pre-registration required to attend. Each meeting will be approximately 90 minutes including time for questions. Refreshments will be served at each location. For additional information contact Scott Chapman (785-738-3597); John Forshee (785-632-5335); or Sandra Wick (785-282-6823).

Date: 4/15/2013

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