The Asmark Institute today announced the new mySPCC Suite of Guidance Materials was launched publicly for use nationwide by the agricultural industry.  The new web-based suite of tools and guidance has been developed specifically to help retail farm centers and farmers comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan requirements. MySPCC was named for its unique ability to personalize the SPCC plan to a specific facility or farm.

MySPCC Suite of Guidance Materials is sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and was developed cooperatively with the Asmark Institute.  This innovative new approach to industry-specific guidance utilizes logic to help simplify and guide the user in their effort to develop a site-specific SPCC plan.  MySPCC consists of two tools and a host of resources and is supported by U.S. EPA.  U.S. EPA awarded the Asmark Institute a grant for its use of technology and work in developing mySPCC and making it available free of charge to retailers and farmers nationwide.

“Two essential elements critical to the future success of our industry are collaboration and technology,” said Allen Summers, President of the Asmark Institute.  “Collaboration, or the sharing of talent, time and resources, will continue to leverage the positive effects of all who share in the goal of protecting life, property and the environment,” added Summers.

MySPCC can be accessed via Asmark Institute’s website at http://www.asmark.org/mySPCC and both TFI’s and U.S. EPA’s website in the coming days.