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CAFO permit renewal in New York


January 7, 2009
By New York Farm Bureau

January 7, 2009 – Over the past few months, the New York Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been working on drafting a new
CAFO permit to replace the current permit when it expires in July 2009.
This new permit will be in place until 2014.

January 7, 2009 – Over the past few months, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been working on drafting a new CAFO permit to replace the current permit when it expires in July 2009. This new permit will be in place until 2014.

As part of the permit renewal, NYDEC is proposing a shift in the CAFO program. Instead of issuing one permit based on the federal Clean Water Act (as the current permit program does), the DEC is proposing to offer two permits. One would be based on the federal Clean Water Act while the second would be based on NYS laws and regulations.

A draft version of the permits has been put out for public comment and people are invited to voice concerns with the proposals. Written comments are due to DEC by January 26.

Over the next few weeks, the New York Farm Bureau is posting updates on the CAFO permit process. For more information, contact John Tauzel at jtauzel@nyfb.org.

The NYDEC will be holding four public information sessions. The sessions are:

  • January 7, 2009 10:00 a.m., NYS DEC Offices, Meeting Room 129 A& B, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233.
  • January 8, 2009 10:00 a.m., NYS DEC Region 8 Offices, 6274 East Avon Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414.
  • January 12, 2009 10:00 a.m., Town of Clay Offices, 4401 State Route 31, Clay, NY 13041.
  • January 15, 2009 11:00 a.m., NYSDEC Region 6 Lowville office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367.


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