Oil spill prevention, control, and countermeasure informational meeting

The EPA will soon be requiring farms and ranches with on farm storage of petroleum products in excess of 1,320 gallons to have an oil spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan.

There has been a lot of information circulating about these requirements, but the rule will go into effect on May 10. The Geary County Extension Office is hosting an informational meeting for farmers and ranchers to explain the new rule and how it will impact agricultural producers.

The meeting will be Thursday, April 18 starting at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Junction City Fire Station #2 at 2245 Lacey Drive. Peter Tomlinson, K-State Research and Extension Environmental Sciences Specialist will be on hand to discuss who is impacted by the new rule and how to complete a plan if you need to have one.

The meeting is free and open to all farmers and ranchers. For more information, contact Chuck Otte at (785) 238-4161 or cotte@ksu.edu. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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