Committee Reports

Comment on proposed EPA Rule relating to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations


In response to a request for comment, the Committee on Animal Law submitted a comment in support of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) Electronic Reporting Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency as it is related to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (“CAFOs”). That rule would require electronic reporting instead of current paper-based NPDES reports. The Committee supports the proposed rule because it would improve the ability of federal and state regulators, as well as concerned citizens and affected communities, to better monitor and enforce issues of animal welfare, environmental pollution, and human health by increasing the availability, accuracy, and timeliness of CAFO-related information.