August 21, 2017

USPOULTRY statement regarding court’s stay on CERCLA/EPCRA emissions reporting mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit has issued a three month stay, until Nov. 14, 2017, before producers will need to start filing reports for emitting low level concentrations of ammonia from poultry houses and layer farms. The stay is a result of a motion from EPA requesting time that would allow the agency to develop guidance to assist farms with addressing the difficult task of measuring emissions of ammonia into the air from decomposing animal waste – a point recognized by the court in its April 11, 2017, decision. The order issued by the court does contemplate the possibility of an additional extension beyond the
Nov. 14 date. Read more


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