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Anhydrous Ammonia Safety and Security Practices (AASSPs) in accordance with the Anhydrous Ammonia Security Act, Public Act 417 of 2006
The Anhydrous Ammonia Safety and Security Practices (AASSPs) are standards established by the Commission of Agriculture that constitute safe and secure anhydrous ammonia storage and handling. Sellers and end users that maintain anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in compliance with the AASSPs are exempt from tort liability as explained in Public Act 418 of 2006.
To comply, sellers or end users shall implement any two of the following anhydrous ammonia practices:
- Storage in a tank that is properly equipped with a functioning tank or valve lock that is used at all times except when the seller or end user is taking anhydrous ammonia from the tank or filling the tank.
- Storage with a substance added to the anhydrous ammonia that is or that contains a dye that will, on release from the container that holds the anhydrous ammonia, stain objects that it comes in contact with, including skin and clothing, in a highly visible manner. The tank shall have decal stickers or other signage indicating the dye is present.
- Nurse tank storage with an inhibitor that will, when used in the illegal production of methamphetamine, reduce the purity or usability of the drug.
- Security cameras or other video surveillance equipment with recording capability that provides for the identification of trespassers and other persons on the property within the vicinity of the storage tank(s).
- Storage in a tank that is located within locked security fencing at all times, except when the seller or end user is taking anhydrous ammonia from the tank or filling the tank.
- Storage in a tank that is visible by lighting, motion detector lighting or motion detector alarms.
- Nurse tank stewardship that includes all of the following:
- Removing tank hoses when not in use.
- Parking tanks downwind of sensitive areas.
- Not leaving tanks sitting in a field overnight.
- Not keeping full tanks on site any longer than absolutely necessary.