November 29, 2017

Court gives EPA more time to provide reporting assistance to poultry, egg producers

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a court order granting a request by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to extend the stay that delays the requirement for farms to report airborne emission of ammonia that is generated as manure naturally breaks down. The request for an extension came after EPA issued preliminary guidance that acknowledged reporting by poultry and egg farmers was hindered by a lack of scientifically based information that would allow them to estimate emissions from their farm.  Read more

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