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November 2, 2011

EPA proposes rule to collect CAFO info

The Environmental Protection Agency has published in the Federal Register a proposed rule providing two ways to obtain information from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to help the feds enforce federal water-quality standards.

EPA is proposing two options for collecting facility-specific information to ensure CAFOs are complying with the federal Clean Water Act. Under one option, the agency would be authorized to collect information from all CAFOs. The other option would allow the agency to get the information from CAFOs located within areas identified as having water-quality issues "likely associated with CAFOs." Read More

Click here for the comment page at www.regulations.gov. Click here for a fact sheet and here for Q & A sheet.

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