$2.8 Million Fine Levied Against Horse Racing Facility

October 8, 2020

EPA reached an agreement this week with the owners of a New Orleans horse racing facility to settle claims that it violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by discharging animal wastes and process wastewater into …

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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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