Nebraska Administrative Code
Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

Title 198 - Rules And Regulations Pertaining To Agricultural Chemical Containment
Chapter 6 - Loadout Facility; Design Requirements
Effective Date of Last Revision: April 25, 2020

001 A loadout facility will be designed and constructed to contain fertilizer, pesticides and associated contaminated material spilled or deposited during mixing, loading, unloading, draining, rinsing and washing.

002 The loadout facility will be designed and constructed pursuant to the following minimum requirements:

002.01 Constructed of concrete, asphalt or other impermeable material. After June 27, 2011, the loadout facility may not be constructed of asphalt;

002.02 Constructed to withstand the weight of vehicles which will be on the loadout facility;

002.03 Sized to contain a minimum of 1,800 gallons or 1.5 times the largest container, whichever is smaller. The loadout facility shall be constructed with sufficient surface area, using curbs or other means, to prevent a release from the facility; and

002.04 After June 27, 2011 new, or modified, loadout facilities must be constructed to have curbs or berms to prevent external stormwater from draining into the loadout facility.

003 The loadout area will slope to a collection point or sump that allows spilled or deposited material to be easily recovered. The volume of the sump will not be considered part of the containment volume of the loadout facility unless specifically approved by the Department. Any pump used for material removal is to be manually activated.

004 The loadout facility will not have a relief outlet or valve. Sanitary and storm sewer drains will not be located within the loadout facility unless specifically approved by the Department.

005 The placement of spill pans or other spill collection methods under the rail car, which divert released pesticides or fertilizers into a loadout facility meeting all other design requirements, will be considered in compliance with this chapter.

Enabling Legislation: Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง 81-1505(8)(14)