UEP Supports EPA EPCRA Final Rule

June 4, 2019

 Atlanta, Georgia, June 4, 2019: The below statement is attributable to Chad Gregory, President and CEO of United Egg Producers.  

“UEP thanks Administrator Wheeler and the EPA team for their rigorous work in securing the final rule for the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Act. The new rule recognizes that EPCRA/CERCLA reporting was not needed for farms and ensures that emergency first responders do not lose valuable time and effort responding to non-emergencies.

“UEP members are committed to responsible farming and will continue to work closely with their local first responders. This rule increases efficiency and reduces unnecessary regulatory burdens, all while protecting our environment. Preserving the land, air and water around U.S. egg farms is a top priority for America’s egg farmers, and responsible farming is a commitment made by UEP’s farmer-members every day.”

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About UEP

United Egg Producers (UEP) is a cooperative of U.S. egg farmers working collaboratively to address legislative, regulatory and advocacy issues impacting the industry through active farmer-member leadership, a unified voice and partnership across the agriculture community. UEP’s farmer-members work to provide for the health and well-being of their birds; to produce safe, nutritious, high-quality eggs; and to manage their farms responsibly with best on-farm management practices. Leadership of and participation in the UEP Certified program by the vast majority of egg producers further demonstrates a broad commitment to the care of egg-laying hens. UEP also manages the national Egg Safety Center, a leading resource for consumer and industry information on the safe production of eggs and prevention of disease. Formed in 1968, UEP members represent more than 90 percent of US egg production.