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SPCC compliance dates extended for US feed manufacturing plants

Feed manufacturers should put their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures plans for compliance on hold

December 7, 2005


The compliance date for the development and implementation of a written facility Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Plan (SPCC) plan was extended until October 31, 2007, AFIA has advised. Until this rule is finalized, feed manufacturers should put their SPCC plans for compliance on hold.

 

This date was extended from the original compliance dates of February 2006 for the development of a facility SPCC plan for each manufacturing facility, and July 2006 for implementation of that plan. This extension was included in an Environmental Protection Agency proposal signed earlier this week, which streamlines the SPCC requirements.

 

AFIA worked directly with EPA, and as an active member of a food industry coalition (FIEC), in requesting and achieving these changes. AFIA’s priority is protecting language in the rule that would specifically affect the feed industry in regard to storage, use, and handling of animal fats and vegetable oils.

 

This is the first good news for our feed manufacturing plants utilizing animal fats and vegetable oils, which are addressed in the SPCC rule, the feed association said.

 

For more information contact AFIA: kepperson@afia.org.

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