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Cattlemen Applaud Court-Ordered Stay in Farm Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court decision will stay a mandate regarding farm emissions reporting required under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). CERCLA was enacted in 1980 in response to industrial pollution. EPCRA was first implemented in 1986 to help deal with chemical spills. Craig Uden, President of …

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New Reporting Rule Takes Effect, Will Impact Animal Agriculture

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Starting Nov. 15, Alabama farmers may be required to report the release of ammonia and hydrogen sulfide from their farms under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). This new requirement stems from an April 2017 court decision that struck down a rule exempting farms from reporting the releases. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of …

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CERCLA Reporting Deadline for Livestock Producers is Wednesday

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

Back in 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule that exempted most farms from certain release reporting requirements in The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, or CERCLA. Specifically, the rule exempted farms releasing hazardous substances from animal waste to the air above threshold levels from reporting under the Act. In short, all farms were relieved from …