Illinois Tier 2 Submission Issues - Update
The Illinois Emergency Management (IEMA) Tier 2 System continues to have issues but seems to be working a little better depending on the time of day you attempt to login. Early and late in the day seem to work best, when the system is less busy. IEMA estimates that of the approximately 8,000 chemical storage facilities in the state, 5,700 have successfully submitted their reports and 2,500 have yet to submit, meaning that the final few days before the March 1 deadline...More
Tier II Reports and Pesticide Production Reports
Just a quick reminder, Tier II reports and Pesticide Production reports are due March 1. Don't forget to attach a current MSDS for products reported on your Tier II.
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.
Anhydrous Ammonia Reminders
Remember if you have a reportable quantity (RQ) release of anhydrous ammonia equal to or greater than 18 gallons/100 pounds you have 15 minutes of knowledge of the release to contact:
Local Emergency Planning Committee
Local Emergency Responders
Fire Prevention Plan
IFCA members can click on the above picture to access the online fire prevention plan for your facility. The fire prevention plan is designed to help ag retail facilities address potential ignition sources and fire hazards at an ag retail facility and will include a comprehensive...More
Guide To Anhydrous Ammonia Safety
Click here to see a brochure illustrating common accidents with ammonia application and how to prevent them.
Emergency Response Reporting Instructions
Reporting NH3 Releases
IFCA recently met with Illinois EPA regarding anhydrous ammonia releases over the past two years. IEPA and IDA report that NH3 releases at stationary storage locations are down but field of application releases are slightly higher. Once an anhydrous ammonia release has been reported to IEPA, they will then send an Incident Inquiry Letter (IIL) to the responsible party requesting a detailed description of the incident and cause. It is extremely important to respond...More
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
IEMA Requests Most Recent MSDS
Companies that submit a Tier 2 report to IEMA recently received an email from IEMA requesting a copy of the most recent MSDS for products reported in the annual Tier 2 report. After discussing this request with representatives from IEMA, IFCA learned they are under a court order to make Tier 2 reports available to the public. You can electronically submit the MSDS at https://tier2.iema.state.il.us/TierIIManager/submit/T2_Menu.asp. ...More
Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Video For Farmers
This video is designed to provide farmers with safety information related to handling, transportation, application, first aid and emergency response as it pertains to anhydrous ammonia.
Is It Time To Update Your Emergency Sign?
Is your company emergency sign faded to the point where you can't read the information anymore? The Illinois Department of Agriculture anhydrous ammonia regulations require an emergency sign with letters of a minimum height of two inches including at a minimum the name and phone number of the owner, manager or agent of the anhydrous ammonia storage location. The sign must be located at the entrance to the site property or apart from the storage tanks. ...More
USEPA Region 5 Reporting Requirements Power Point Presentation
Click on the link to access the Power Point Presentation and interpretive guidance given by Region V USEPA representatives at the 2010 Regulatory Workshop held in Peoria, IL.
Emergency Contact Information