GLRPPR Sector Resource: EPA Extends Clean Water Act Deadlines for Animal Feeding Operations
EPA Extends Clean Water Act Deadlines for Animal Feeding Operations
To respond properly to citizen comment on a federal court order, EPA has announced a final rule extending certain compliance deadlines from July 31, 2007 to Feb. 27, 2009 for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). One extension applies to water pollution permit application deadlines for certain facilities that EPA defined as CAFOs for the first time in 2003. The other extension relates to when CAFOs that have a Clean Water Act permit are required to develop and implement their nutrient management plans (NMPs). An NMP is a plan that specifies the amount of manure that can be applied to crops so the potential for nutrient runoff to water bodies is minimized.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Date of Publication:
July 18, 2007
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