Regulatory Issues

USPOULTRY keeps poultry leaders abreast of the latest federal regulations and provides technical expertise to help maintain and grow a healthy food supply.

Avoid common errors and provide maximum operational
flexibility by reading the following documents before
you file for your permit.

On March 23, 2018, the Consolidation Appropriations Act was signed into law. Title XI of that law, otherwise known as the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act, amended CERCLA section 103(e) to exempt air emissions from animal waste at a farm from reporting under CERCLA. Poultry and egg producers are no longer required to submit emissions reports from the breakdown of animal waste.

EPA's interpretation of EPCRA Section 304 has led them to rule that the CERCLA reporting exemption also extends to the requirement to report under EPCRA Section 304. On Nov. 14, 2018, EPA published a proposed rule to amend the emergency release reporting regulations under the EPCRA statute. The proposed amendment will add a reporting exemption for air emissions from animal waste at farms. While EPA reviews comments submitted on this proposal amendment, EPA has indicated EPCRA emergency release reports are not required.


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