Frequent Questions

Are all milk farms and milk producers exempt from the SPCC Rule?

The exemption is for all milk and milk product containers, piping and appurtenances, but does not exempt containers that store other oils, such as petroleum oil at dairies, milk producers and milk product manufacturing facilities.  These facilities will not have to account for, or address the exempt milk and milk products containers in their SPCC Plans.  As a result of this exemption, some facilities may either be no longer subject to the SPCC rule or eligible for streamlined requirements as qualified facilities.

Additional information about the exemption for milk and milk product containers, associated piping, and appurtenances is available at the following URL:

www.epa.gov/oil-spills-prevention-and-preparedness-regulations/milk-exemption-under-spcc-rule

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