News and analysis for the global poultry industry.

Keith Epperson

Keith Epperson is vice president of manufacturing and education for the American Feed Industry Association. He can be reached at or at 703.558.3568.



The SPCC deadline is coming – are you ready?

Although farms have until 2013 to comply with the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure rule, other facilities only have until November 2011. Be sure you’re ready if the EPA comes knocking.
 The purpose of the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure rule, part of the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation in the Clean Water Act, is to develop plans designed to prevent oil discharges from reaching the navigable waters of the U.S. and adjoining shorelines. The SPCC rule applies to non-transportation related facilities involved in drilling, producing, gathering, storing, processing, refining, transferring, distributing, using or consuming oil products.
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