EPA Extends Comment Period for the Proposed CAFO Rule

On October 21st, EPA published a proposed rule that would require concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) to submit basic operational information to the Agency. EPA received requests from the public for additional time to submit comments, and is extending the public comment period to January 19, 2012. EPA proposed the rule in order to more effectively carry out its CAFO permitting programs on a national level and ensure that CAFOs are implementing practices to protect water quality and human health.  ASDWA will be providing comments on this proposal.

For information on the proposed rule, visit http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/afo/aforule.cfm