EPA sets guidelines for livestock emissions reporting

EPA sets guidelines for livestock emissions reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new guidelines and a fact sheet for farmers as it readies for implementation of a court ruling which will require some livestock farms to report air emissions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).

The two acts require all facilities to report releases of hazardous substances that are equal to or greater than their reportable quantities (RQ) within any 24-hour period. Livestock farms with continuous releases were not required to submit their initial continuous release...

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