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Shutdown Delays WOTUS Comment Period

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Water

The government shutdown is delaying a comment period for the Trump administration’s new Waters of the U.S. proposal. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will delay publishing the proposed WOTUS replacement in the Federal Register until after funding is restored at EPA, according to Politico. The 60-day comment period won’t begin until the proposed rule is published …

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NMPF Supports EPA Efforts to Exempt Manure Air Emissions Reporting Under EPCRA

Dan Dairy, Environment, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) filed comments in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Nov. 14 proposal to exempt manure air emissions reporting from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). In October 2017, EPA concluded that air emissions from manure did not need to be reported under EPCRA while signaling it would take a substantive …

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EPA and Army Propose New ‘Waters of the United States’ Definition

Dan Industry News Release, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) are proposing a clear, understandable and implementable definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act. Unlike the Obama administration’s 2015 definition of “waters of the United States,” today’s proposal contains a straightforward definition that would result in significant cost …

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Secretary Perdue Regarding EPA Decision on Dicamba

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of dicamba for two years. The extension is for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. Perdue’s statement is as follows: “It is important that the EPA …

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EPA Announces Changes To Dicamba Registration

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers and other …

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EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The announced rule is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this year and which eliminated the need for livestock …

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EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The rule announced is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this year and which eliminated the need for livestock …

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EPA Exempting Livestock Farms from Emissions Reporting

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempts livestock producers from reporting emissions from their farms to state and local authorities. The move, supported by the livestock industry, won the applause of the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC President Jim Heimerl called the rule the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this …

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Trump Hints at Naming Wheeler Permanent EPA Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

President Donald Trump may be planning to permanently place Andrew Wheeler as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. Pro Farmer reports that Trump this week said of Wheeler: “He is acting, but he is doing well, right? So maybe he won’t be so acting for so long.” President Trump made the comments during the White House’s State Leadership Day Conference. Acting roles …