Maryland poultry farms fined for reporting lapses
October 23, 2014 by Baltimore Sun
October 23, 2014, Baltimore, MD – Nearly one in five large Maryland chicken farms has been fined recently, state regulators have disclosed, because the growers failed to file information required annually outlining what they did to keep their flocks’ waste from polluting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Since July 1, the Maryland Department of the Environment has issued notices of violation to 104 of the state’s 574 animal feeding operations. Of those sent violations notices, 89 were fined $250 each for submitting incomplete reports. The other 15 received $500 fines for not reporting anything. READ MORE