EPA Moves To Exempt Animal Waste Reporting Requirements

Law360 (November 13, 2018, 6:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it was taking another crack at exempting animal waste emissions from reporting requirements under federal law, following court cases that left the issue up in the air.

The proposed rule, to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, says animal waste emissions from farms need not be reported under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, something the agency has been trying to do for years, but that has proved difficult to achieve between court cases and confusing administrative steps.

"This action provides much-needed certainty and clarity to America's farmers and ranchers,"...

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