If you’re a farmer or rancher in the United States, you may be required to have plans and systems in place to prevent spills of toxic substances that could damage the environment, including water tables, soil and air used for agricultural purposes. Polystar Containment, designers & manufacturers of secondary containment systems for multiple industries, can help you meet compliance safely.
The information below, provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, can help you to determine if your farm or ranch is mandated to follow government requirements:
What is considered a farm under government requirements?
Under government requirements, a farm is: “a facility on a tract of land devoted to the production of crops or raising of animals, including fish, which produced and sold, or normally would have produced and sold, $1,000 or more of agricultural products during a year.”
Is my farm covered by government requirements?
Government requirements apply to a farm which:
* Count only containers of oil that have a storage capacity of 55 US gallons and above.
* Adjacent or non-adjacent parcels, either leased or owned, may be considered separate facilities. Containers on separate parcels (that the farmer identifies as separate facilities based on how they are operated) do not need to be added together in determining whether the 1,320-gallon applicability threshold is met.
If your farm meets all of these criteria, then your farm is covered by government requirements.
Secondary spill containment systems produced by Polystar that meet government requirements and work well with farm and ranch environments include:
Interested in learning more about Polystar’s secondary spill containment systems and solutions for farms and ranches? Contact us – we’ll be happy to provide you with more information no matter where you are in North America.
"I have been installing Poly Dike MPE Systems for well over a year. My business requires a system that ships easily and installs quickly with minimal personnel and tools yet provides robust spill containment in a professional looking package. The MPE System not only meets, but exceeds my expectations in each of these areas ... All-in-all, I guess what’s most impressive is that after a single installation, every customer of mine now requires that I use the Poly Dike MPE for his job site. Nothing speaks more to the confidence me and my customers have in the MPE system than that."
- John Hite, A & A Construction, Inc.
“I just received an email this morning stating that it was fabulous. Two guys set it up and it worked perfectly. The customer is extremely satisfied and grateful. Thank you for supporting this requirement and ensuring it was all you claimed it would be. Great asset to have!”
- Deborah K. Whitley (Deb) Fort Bragg, N.C. Bladder Dike MPE Utilized by Special Forces Overseas.