Review this Tier I document to see how you can write your Tier I plan.
If you began farming prior to 2002 you must follow the original deadlines. You should have your plan in place now with the extensions only pertaining to changes EPA has made to the rule since it's inception.
By Kenneth J. Hellevang, Ph.D. Professor, P.E. NDSU Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Roxanne Johnson, NDSU Water Quality Associate gives a review of the SPCC regulation and how to make it work on your farm.
This link will take you to the EPA website where you can find a blank Tier I template and other information to help you develop your plan.
A pilot program will be administered by NRCS, which will provide up to $3 million to help farmers and ranchers comply with EPA’s SPCC. Although the initial funding has been exhausted, you may want to check with your local NRCS office to see if additional funding has been allocated.
The North Dakota Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Fund was established by the 1989 North Dakota State Legislature to financially assist tank owners for cleanup costs and third party liability caused by petroleum contamination. All owners or operators of aboveground or underground petroleum storage tanks in North Dakota are required to register their tanks with the Fund and pay an annual registration fee of $100 for each aboveground tank and $100 for each underground tank. Violation of this law is a class B misdemeanor. If a petroleum release occurs or petroleum contamination is discovered, an eligible tank owner is reimbursed 90 percent of necessary and reasonable costs between $5,000 and $155,000 for cleanup of contamination or third-party liability. The Fund reimburses 100% of costs between $155,000 and $1,000,000.
Note that all references to 1,100 gallons have now been changed to 1,320 gallons.
The mySPCC Suite of Guidance Materials is sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute and was developed cooperatively with the Asmark Institute. This innovative new approach to industry-specific guidance is supported by U.S. EPA. This suite of compliance assistance tools has been specifically developed to provide retailers with industry-standard information to assist in the preparation of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan for their facility.