Nebraska Cattlemen pleased with passage of WRRDA
May 23, 2014
On May 22, Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). This bill contains a provision that will ease the burden of the EPA's Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Rule (SPCC) for farms and ranches.
The current SPCC rule requires compliance if an operation has 1,320 gallons, or more, of above ground fuel storage and allows self-certification up to 10,000 gallons. Under the provision in the WRRDA bill, the aboveground fuel exemption limit is raised to 6,000 gallons and will provide much greater certainty and clarity for farmers and ranchers to know when they are or are not covered by the SPCC rule.
Nebraska Cattlemen is extremely pleased with the passage of WRRDA and appreciative of the entire Nebraska Delegation for voting in favor of the bill.