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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:29 AM CDT

U.S. Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., are concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is going to implement the Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures, or SPCC, rules retroactively despite Congressional efforts to exempt farmers, in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Thursday.

Implementing the rule retroactively could mean that farmers not in compliance prior to Sept. 23 could be subject to fines and penalties.

U.S. farmers dodged a bullet temporarily when the EPA agreed to delay by two years the implementation of the rules that require farmers to have proper spill prevention measures in place.

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