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EPA extends CAFO deadlines


March 6, 2008
By Manure Manager

The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has extended certain compliance deadlines for some
concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended certain compliance deadlines for some concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). February 27, 2009 is the new date for newly defined CAFOs to seek National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit coverage and for permitted CAFOs to develop and implement nutrient management plans, as required by EPA’s 2003 CAFO rule. This is an extension from the previous deadline of July 31, 2007.

The EPA made the deadline extension to allow the agency time to respond adequately to an array of public comments on issues raised in a 2005 Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The extension will also provide additional time to allow states, the regulated agricultural community and other stakeholders to adjust to the new regulatory requirements.

Visit: epa.gov/npdes/caforulechanges


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