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EPA to conduct free oil pollution workshop

Created: 5/11/10 (Tue) | Topic: Issues

EPA's Oil Program staff will conduct a free workshop on May 25 in Minot to explain oil pollution regulations and the requirements for a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

SPCC plans must be prepared and implemented by facilities which store, process, transfer, distribute, use, consume, drill, produce, gather, or refine oil or oil products. The term “oil” includes petroleum oils, including gasoline, asphalt, kerosene, motor oil, etc.; animal and fish oils; vegetable oils; synthetic oils; and any other kind of oil. 

This workshop will cover requirements for all facilities, including farms, and will include an update on EPA’s revisions to certain regulatory requirements for production and non-production facilities subject to the SPCC rule.

Workshop Details:
Tuesday, May 25, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon (registration begins at 8 a.m.)
North Central Research Extension Center
5400 Highway 83 South
Minot, ND 58701-7662

Amendments to the SPCC rule were finalized on January 14, 2010.  The SPCC rule was amended to provide increased clarity, to tailor requirements to particular industry sectors, and to streamline certain requirements for facility owners or operators subject to the rule.

The workshop is free of charge, but you must register to attend. You may complete the online registration form or call 303-312-6801 with your name, the name of your organization, your organization’s address, and your daytime phone number. 

The workshop will begin at 9:00 am, but participants may sign in beginning at 8:00 a.m.  A photo ID and pre-registration are required for admission.

Please visit the following website for additional information, and to register to attend: http://www.epa.gov/region8/opa/  

Workshop participants are asked to to review the handouts online prior to attending a workshop and to bring them to the workshop.

Download this informational document for farmers  that explains the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Program.

 

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