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EPA oil spill info program March 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Peetz Farmers Co-op, Farmers Union chapters in Logan County, Phillips/Sedgwick counties and Washington County, Colorado Corn Growers and Colorado Wheat Growers are hosting a public information meeting to let farmers and ranchers know their obligations under the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program.

The meeting and lunch will be Monday, March 7 at the Peetz Community Center.

Speakers will include Harold Printz, energy sales/fuel contracts/propane contracts and marketing coordinator for Peetz Farmers Co-op, and Melissa Payan, oil program coordinator for the Region Eight EPA office.

They will review the SPCC program, update producers on emissions requirements for Tier III and IV diesel engines and describe the diesel engine fluid additive required for new diesel engines in 2011. They will also outline the steps farmers and ranchers will need to take to comply with the program.

The meeting is open to the public. Peetz Farmers Co-op will provide a free lunch at noon. Attendees should RSVP for the lunch by calling Peetz Farmers Co-op at 970-334-2204 or Don Fehringer at 970-334-2332.

The program will begin at 1:12 p.m. and run for about two hours.

Operators and owners of farms and ranches should attend this informational meeting if they store more than 1,320 U.S. gallons of diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, hydraulic oil and other oils or oil products. For operations that already have an SPCC plan in place, the meeting will provide information necessary to update and maintain existing plans.

This is an informational meeting; the names of attendees will remain confidential.