EPA agriculture advisory committee

September 24, 2020

EPA recently reestablished the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC), a federal advisory body that provides counsel and advice to the EPA Administrator on agricultural and rural matters. The FRRCC has 30 members from …

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Ag groups seek to intervene in EPCRA challenge

September 10, 2020

Several agriculture groups, including the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association on behalf of itself and the other poultry associations, including UEP, filed a motion to be able to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s rule …

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EPA issues swine air emissions estimates

August 27, 2020

U.S. EPA has taken a significant step to issuing air emissions estimation methodologies (emissions factors) for animal agriculture using the 2007-2010 National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) data. Animal agriculture groups, including the American Egg …

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Diligence needed in continuing EPCRA legal fight

June 25, 2020

Environmental legal challenges continue regarding the current exclusion of ag operations from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) reporting requirements. The exclusion eliminates the need for egg and animal feeding operations to report …

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Surprise ruling allows NWPR to go in effect

June 25, 2020

Supporters of the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), formerly the WOTUS Rule, were pleasantly surprised  on June 19 when the Federal District Court for Northern California ruled against 17 states, the District of Columbia, …

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