Jul 10, 2006
— New rules make compliance easier, reduce costs. A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule which regulates concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) is garnering support from several livestock and agriculture organizations. The proposed regulation, published in the June 30 Federal Register, makes several changes to portions of EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Effluent Limitation Guidelines for CAFOs. The new rules come as a result of court ordered review of the regulations. Despite the alterations, there are still some issues with the new proposal.