EPA Plans Review of CAFO Regulations To Assess Impact on Small Businesses

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to review Clean Water Act regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations to determine whether the rules should be retained, amended, or withdrawn if they significantly affect small businesses.

In a notice scheduled for Oct. 31 publication, EPA said it would review the 2012 regulation, which clarifies that only those concentrated animal feeding operations that discharge are required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits (77 Fed. Reg. 44,494; 51 DEN A-15, 3/16/11145 DEN A-8, 7/30/12).

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