WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency extended the animal feeding operations air compliance agreement sign-up deadline to July 29.
This is the second time the deadline has been extended to give farmers more time to make their decisions. It had previously been moved to July 1.
The agency has not changed the agreement since it was published in the Federal Register Jan. 31.
The agreement is part of the agency’s effort to minimize air emissions and to ensure compliance with the Clean Air Act and other laws.
By signing up, paying a penalty and agreeing to have the EPA monitor their operations, farmers are then protected from certain types of lawsuits.
For more information about how to sign up, go to www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/agreements/caa/cafo-agr-howtosignup.html or call the EPA’s Office of Civil Enforcement at 202-564-2220.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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