EPA proposes new 2011 NPDES CAFO Reporting Rule, Comment Period Open
EPA is proposing the new 2011 Proposed NPDES CAFO Reporting Rule that would require concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to submit basic operational information to EPA.
EPA proposes two options.
Option 1: Every CAFO is required to report this information to EPA, unless states with authorized NPDES programs choose to provide this information on behalf of the CAFOs in their state.
Option 2: CAFOs in focus watersheds that have water quality concerns associated with CAFOs to report information to EPA.
EPA is requesting public comment on both options as well as alternative approaches to gather information. The rule was published Oct. 21, 2011 in the Federal Register with a 60-day comment period. EPA plans to take final action on this proposal by July 2012.
For more information on the CAFO reporting rule please visit: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/afo/aforule.cfm#reportingrule
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