Legislative Updates Updated November 13, 2015  

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IFCA Scholarship Application

Click here to download the IFCA Scholarship application in Word or PDF. Applications are due to IFCA by December 11, 2015.  

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Keep it 4R Crop Reports

Enjoy our monthly 2 page bulletin on IFCA members leading 4R efforts!

IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Illinois EPA has released the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, including a press release with quote from IFCA.  Click before for the strategy documents.

PSM Ammonia Regulation

Click below for the latest on the PSM rule.  Go to www.asmark.org to view the PSM compliance tools.  

Fire Prevention Plan

IFCA members can click on the above picture to...More

Illinois 4R Code of Practice

See the IFCA 4R Code of Practice and Educational Poster; IFCA members:  get ready in August to "Take the Pledge" to reduce nutrient losses.  

OSHA Announces Retail Ammonia Subject to Additional Regulations

In a sudden announcement on July 22, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that they will eliminate the "retail" exemption for chemical facilities that are currently exempt from the Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations.  Thus, PSM will now apply...More

Proposed Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations

Click below for the proposed rule changes to the Illinois Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations and announcement of the public comment period.

New CDL Requirements Effective July 1, 2015

New federal requirements for commercial drivers go into effect on July 1, 2015, and the Illinois Secretary of State is implementing these changes for all Illinois CDL holders.  The changes are:
1. After July 1, 2015, anyone applying for, renewing,...More

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Program for Farmers

Funded bythe Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC), this program consists of five ammonia safety training modules.  Go to http://learning.ifca.com.  If you have any questions please contact Kevin Runkle at the IFCA office.More

2014 Limestone Producers Guidebook

Click here to view or download the 2014 Agricultural Lime Producers booklet.  

Restricted CDL For Transporting Ammonia Nurse Tanks

Click below for the application form to the IL Sec of State to obtain a restricted CDL for transporting ammonia nurse tanks.  
 restrictedcdl.pdf (204.27KB)

Facts About GMO's

RMP Guidance

Click here to download guidance on how to comply with Risk Management Program requirements.

Professional Applicator & NH3 Training

Click here to view and register for the Asmark Training Courses including the Professional Applicator Training taught by Dr. Robert Wolf and the Ammonia Technician Course.   

Hours of Service Ag Input Exemption

Click here to see various guidance documents on the Hours of Service agricultural exemption.  On November 15, 2013 IDOT expanded the air mile radius for the delivery of ag inputs to 150 air miles.  See Illinois Register Notice below. 
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R Stamp Welders & CT Facilities in Illinois/Iowa

Click on this PDF to view R-Stamp Welders and DOT CT facilities that are certified to weld on anyhdrous ammonia nurse tanks in Illinois and perform testing for the Nurse Tank Inspection Program.

Compliance Assessment Tool - by Asmark

Are you meeting your compliance obligations?

mySPCC Program Now Available

Click to read about the mySPCC on-line compliance tool, which is endorsed by USEPA and is free thanks to the Asmark Institute and The Fertilizer Institute.  Click here to access the program http://www.asmark.org/mySPCC