The Greeley Gazette reports dairy farmers will be required to follow the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure program after the EPA determined milk contains “a percentage of animal fat, which is non-petroleum oil.”
The program prevents oil spills from entering the water supply. Dairy farms and other groups who produce dairy products with a total storage capacity of over 1,320 gallons of oil or oil products are required to have an emergency plan in place to prevent oil or milk spills. The program will require members of the dairy industry to train first responders in cleanup protocol.
Farmers are required to follow all regulations by November. The USDA has contributed $3 million towards a program to help farmers and ranchers comply with on-farm oil spill regulations.
Source: Greeley Gazettte