Controlling Ammonia and Air Emissions in Poultry Facilities

Interested in knowing more about air emissions from poultry operations and why there is growing interest in reducing ammonia emission? What are current ammonia mitigation options at poultry facilities? What promising options are being developed? Join us for a webinar aimed to address these questions as we explore ammonia mitigation options in broiler chicken and laying hen housing systems. More… Continue reading “Controlling Ammonia and Air Emissions in Poultry Facilities”

Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures

If your farm stores oil, fuel, or oil products, you should take note of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) program. This rule applies to storages of a certain size and places some planning requirements on the farm. Speakers also discuss the proposed exemption for certain milk containers.

Reminder: Farms now must amend and implement their Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans. The compliance date for farms is May 10, 2013.

NOTE: This presentation was originally broadcast on November 19, 2010 and the speakers discuss a proposed exemption for certain milk containers. On April 18, 2011, EPA published a final rule amending the SPCC regulations to exempt milk and milk product containers, associated piping and appurtenances. The capacity of the exempt milk and milk product containers, piping and appurtenances should not be included in a facility’s total oil storage capacity calculation to determine if the facility is subject to SPCC. For more information on the milk exemption, see EPA’s SPCC and milk page. Continue reading “Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures”

Market Based Conservation Webcast

Market based conservation holds that on-farm conservation practices have value to society and therefore farmers may be able to generate income by implementing these practices. The webcast includes an overview of this concept and examples of active programs. The speakers are Suzy Friedman, Center for Conservation Incentives at Environmental Defense Fund; Dale Dewing, Cornell University; and Jim Jensen, Environmental Credit Corporation. This program was originally broadcast on May 16, 2008. More… Continue reading “Market Based Conservation Webcast”