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Frequently Used Tools:

Spill Prevention, Control
and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Spill Countermeasures

Countermeasures are those actions or responses to be taken during an emergency to ensure that effective and proactive measures are used in response to an oil spill.

The SPCC plan will spell out how to respond to a spill, clean up the mess, dispose of wastes and report the spill. For this reason, the SPCC plan must be on-farm at all times for ready use in an emergency. It will be necessary to give some thought to and list local contractors who could assist with a spill cleanup. It will probably be necessary to have oil spill response equipment (weirs, booms and other sorbent barriers) on the farm and ready for use in case a spill occurs.