Barn Door Open For Coarse Particulate Regulation

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion on Feb. 24, 2009, that has attracted attention for its potential near-term impacts on particulate matter emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) and other agricultural activities. Particulate matter from these sources can originate from activities associated with dirt roads, fields, manure and feed.

In American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council v. EPA (D.C. Cir. 2009), the court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) October 2006 final rule that retained...
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