The county requires facilities to comply with all local, state and federal regulations and standards. The county does not have authority to regulate the use of chemicals (anhydrous ammonia) for regulatory standards. EPA and OSHA are the regulatory agencies for this type of facility. EPA has specific requirements of the owners to ensure they are following the proper protocols to prevent issues; and OSHA standards must also be followed.
This is an airport tenant and zoning land-use issue for the county. In both areas (tenant and land use), the county requires the property user to fully comply with all state and federal laws and requirements for their operations, including the use and handling of all regulated chemicals and substances. All these federal requirements are in place to ensure safety.