When you start seeing the EPA regulate spilled milk in our dairy farms of Chautauqua County as hazardous oil waste, to me, that’s not based on common sense. —Tom Reed (Feb 12, 2017)
Tom’s comment might make one think that regulation of spilled milk is a new problem. In fact, milk has been exempted since 2011.
On April 18, 2011, EPA published a final rule amending the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations to exempt milk and milk product containers, associated piping and appurtenances. EPA believes that certain specific construction and sanitation standards and requirements address the prevention of oil discharges in quantities that may be harmful.
Make no mistake–whether our representatives complain about overreach or propose to cripple or destroy the EPA, they mean to encourage recklessness, they are no friends of a clean and healthy environment. Is it ethical for our “so called” representative to try to fool us?