NRCS developed an interim conservation practice standard for secondary oil and fuel containment. Technical Service Providers can use this interim practice to help them design oil/fuel containment facilities conforming to EPA regulation. Funding from NRCS is available to assist in developing SPCC plans and implementing the secondary oil and fuel containment conservation practices.

Earlier this year NRCS partnered with the National Milk Producers Federation to develop a template for dairy producers to help them determine if they needed an SPCC plan and whether or not they could self certify their plans. The SPCC template can be utilized by the 84 percent of farms meeting the self-certification criteria, meeting the EPA revised rules. This template is available at: http://nmpf.org/files/file/SPCC-Plan-Template-Final-Sept-20-2010-FORM.pdf

Farmers and ranchers in the participating states who need assistance should contact NRCS at their nearest USDA Service Center. For more information online: NRCS assistance with SPCC Plans: www.nrcs.usda.gov  SPCC rule and additional resources: www.epa.gov/emergencies/spcc