New and modern poultry houses on the Pham Farm Hazlehurst, MS. USDA NRCS photo by Judi Craddock
New and modern poultry houses on the Pham Farm Hazlehurst, Miss.

Court strikes down exemption offered on CAFO reporting requirements

EPA rule exempting some farms from CERLCA and EPCRA no longer allowed after circuit court ruling.

The U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate an exemption it offered to farms from reporting requirements for potential pollution. The change will require animal facilities to re-evaluate whether they need to report now that the exemption is no longer valid.

Environmental groups had sued over a 2008 rule that exempts all animal feeding operations from the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability & Compensati

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