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Oil Storage on U.S. Farms: Risks and Opportunities for Protecting Surface Waters

EPA prepared this report in response to a provision included in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014. The provision called for EPA to conduct a study to determine the aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity threshold for farms subject to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation.

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