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Welcome to the FPEAC
Compliance Summary Tool!

If you are a first-time user of the FPEAC web site, this is a good place to start investigating the environmental requirements for your food processing facility. The Compliance Summary Tool is designed to alert you to Federal, State and local environmental regulations, and to help you stay in compliance with them.

The information you obtain from this tool is specific to your facility and your location. Here is how it works:

  • First, answer some questions to specify the uniqueness of your facility (FPEAC does not retain this information).
  • Then, you will receive a summary report, including an overview of environmental responsibilities that are applicable to your facility, plus links to more detailed information such as state regulations and the names of people to contact for further assistance.
Thanks for using the FPEAC Compliance Summary tool!

Instructions

To use this tool, answer the following questions:

  1. In which state is your food processing facility located?

  2. Which of the following food processing categories apply to your facility (must check at least one category)?
      Dairy products processing
      Grain mills
      Canned and preserved fruits and vegetables
      Canned and preserved seafood processing
      Sugar processing
      Meat and poultry products processing
      Other

  3. Do you discharge process wastewater to a publically owned treatment works?
      Yes
      No

  4. Do you discharge process wastewater to a stream, river, other water body or land application?
      Yes
      No

  5. Does your facility have stormwater runoff? (Rain water or effluents carrying debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants into a storm sewer system)
      Yes
      No

  6. Does your facility have a maximum aboveground storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons of oil, sanitizing solutions, sugar syrups (which includes both bulk and operational storage volumes) OR total underground storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons of oil?
      Yes
      No

  7. Are you conducting or planning new construction such as new buildings, storage areas or parking lots that might disturb or impact your land/property?
      Yes
      No

  8. Does your food processing facility release acrylic acid, ammonia, cobalt, hydrazine, hydrochloric acid, nitric compounds, sodium nitrite, or other listed chemicals in quantities that exceed EPA's thresholds for Toxic Chemical Reporting?
    • Yes
      No
      Not Sure

  9. Does your food processing plant have on-site hazardous chemicals that trigger the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) section 311 or 312 rules? Potential examples include refrigerants like chlorine, ammonia, ethylene glycol, nitric phosphoric acid, ethylene oxide, batteries containing lead, sulfuric acid, and various metals, fumigants like bromomethane and other sanitizers and pesticides.
      Yes
      No
      Not Sure

  10. Does your food processing plant generate "hazardous wastes" as defined by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act? Potential examples include caustic cleaners/degreaser for oils and greases for meat cutting areas and bakery equipment, aerosol cans from fork lift and machine lubricants, spray paints and other non process solvents.
      Yes
      No
      Not Sure

  11. Does your facility have underground storage tanks that contain regulated substances such as solvents, methanol, and ethylene glycol (anti-freeze)?
      Yes
      No

  12. Do you operate boilers, ovens, dryers, fryers or other operations that generate air emissions (including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds or fuel gases)?
      Yes
      No


FPEAC
Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center
Purdue University, Food Science Building, 745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-494-7997 • FAX: 765-494-7953

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