The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association completed the development of a new environmental educational program. The Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Training Program addresses the federal rule of the same name that requires facilities to implement measures to prevent oil spills.

The primary purpose of the rule is to prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters, which include streams, creeks, rivers and lakes. Until recently, agriculture was largely exempt under the rule. However, a new revision extends the requirements of the program to farming operations.

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U.S. Egg and Poultry Association's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Training Program discusses facilities affected by the rule, required best management practices, plan requirements, training requirements, inspection requirements and record keeping requirements.   

This program is available to U.S. Poultry & Egg Association members, free of charge. Contact Paul Bredwell at pbredwell@uspoultry.org or Marjorie Maul at mmaul@uspoultry.org for information on this and other programs.