Energy and Environment

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Tool to Develop a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan

NMPF has completed the development of a self-certification template tool to assist dairy producers in developing Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans that covers all fuel and oil storage on the farm.

The goal of the SPCC program is to prevent oil spills into waters of the United States and adjoining shorelines. A key element of the program calls for farmers and other facilities to have an oil spill prevention plan, called an SPCC plan.

NMPF has produced an online tutorial and anticipates conducting a series of webinars this Fall to train dairy producers in the use of the self-certification template.

View the self-certification template.

National Air Emissions Study Update

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted on its website the raw National Air Emissions Study (NAEMS) data for the four industries involved in the multi-year study to assess the levels of air pollutant emissions from animal operations. Data for each facility that participated in the study was available online, and the study ID number, county, and state of each facility that participated in the study is provided.

EPA issued a News Brief that provides background information on the study, explained how the data will be used, and indicated that in the future, EPA will issue a Call for Information seeking additional data from other monitoring studies of animal feeding operations emissions

Learn more about the NAEMS.

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