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Spill Prevention, Control
and Countermeasure (SPCC)

Introduction


Crop and livestock farms often use fuel and oil storage tanks to supply diesel fuel for on-farm equipment and to store used oil. Many agricultural producers donít realize that a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan is a regulatory requirement if certain conditions are met on their farm. In addition to the SPCC plan, these regulations will likely require farms to upgrade their storage facilities to prevent and control oil spills and to have a cleanup plan ready in case a spill occurs. University of Tennessee Extension publication W250, The Agricultural Producers' Comprehensive Guide to Federal Oil Pollution Prevention Guidelines, explains how these regulations apply to your farm and how you can develop and implement a SPCC plan.