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Agricultural Secondary Containment Facility

Practice Code: 710
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

An agricultural secondary containment facility is a permanently located above ground facility designed to provide secondary containment of on-farm oil products.

This conservation practice does not apply to the storage of milk or milk products.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Control excessive release of organics into groundwater and surface waters
  • Control excessive suspended sediment and turbidity into surface water

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process.

View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Roof Runoff Structure (558)
Waste Storage Facility (313)

Conservation Activity Plans (CAP)

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers financial assistance for payment of practices and conservation activities involving the development of plans appropriate for the eligible land. The conservation practice associated with plan development is known as a “Conservation Activity Plan” or CAP.

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Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) (150)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.

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