Animal Feeding Operations Branch :: News and Updates
EPA has proposed revisions to the CAFO Rule based upon the ruling by the 2nd-Circuit Court of Appeals in the Waterkeeper et al. v. EPA. The rules are avaialble for review by selecting the following link: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Proposed Rulemaking, June 2006. The new rules are scheduled to take effect on July 31, 2007.
In particular, the proposed rules address the "duty to apply" ruling by the Court by changing the requirement to those facilities that "discharge or propose to discharge" and the public notice responsibilities of the permitting authority to provide opportunity for public comment on each NPDES-permitted facility's nutrient management plan.
Senate Bill 1465 (Swine Farm Environmental Performance Standards) was signed into law on August 31, 2007, thereby creating General Statute 143-215.10I.
The rules became effective on January 1, 2009. Below find the final version of the rules. For more information please contact the Animal Feeding Operations Unit at (919) 807-6464.
The current NPDES General Permits (NCA200000, NCA300000, NCA400000) will expire July 1, 2012. The new NPDES General Permits have been finalized and may be found here.
Please contact Christine Lawson (919-807-6354) or the Animal Feeding Operations Unit at (919-807-6464) for more information on any of these public processes.