On July 19th, the EPA removed the “propose to discharge” requirement from the permitting process for Consolidated Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in response to National Pork Producers Council v. EPA. The revision eliminates the requirement that CAFOs must get approval from the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. The new rule became effective on July, 30th.
Written by Joseph Negaard, Research Assistant
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
August 6, 2012