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EPA to Exempt Farms From Air Release Reports Under EPCRA


The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed changes to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) to exempt farms from reporting air releases derived from animal waste.

The Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act passed by Congress on March 23rd clearly stated that it was not the original intention of EPCRA to cover low-level air releases from natural degradation of manure as an emergency notification.

The decision by the EPA was warmly received by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers. In a joint statement, the industry groups noted “The removal of this unnecessary burden will ensure that emergency first responders’ important effort and time is not wasted on responding to non-emergencies.”