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Ag Waste
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Agricultural waste management focuses primarily on the impacts of animal feeding operations (AFOs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which are a type of AFO, on the nation's surface water and groundwater resources. Therefore, the majority of the regulations for the wastes associated with AFOs and CAFOs are found under the Clean Water Act and related state water regulations. Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations, CAFOs that discharge are considered point sources and require NPDES permit coverage.
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Checklists 10 Tips to Survive a CAFO Inspection  National
Final Regulations 40 CFR 122 -- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Regulation for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: Removal of Vacated Elements in Response to 2011 Court Decision 07/30/2012National
Proposed Regulations 40 CFR 9 and 122 - Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule 07/20/2012National
Regulatory Analysis Ag Waste  National
Guidance Documents Air Quality Consent Agreement with Animal Feeding Operations  National
Guidance Documents Alternative Technologies/Uses for Manure  National
Guidance Documents Applicability of the NPDES Program to Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity at, or Construction of, Livestock Feeding Facilities  National
Notices Approval of Application To Administer Partial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program; Oklahoma 01/04/2013National
Guidance Documents Beef Cattle and Environmental Stewardship  National
Guidance Documents Dairies and Environmental Stewardship  National
Guidance Documents EPA's Technical Manual for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations  National
Guidance Documents Financial Assistance Summaries for AFOs  National
Questions & Answers If a CAFO does not discharge or propose to discharge, which, if any, parts of the CAFO regulations apply to it? 03/05/2008National
Guidance Documents Major Existing EPA Laws and Programs That Could Affect Agricultural Producer  National
Guidance Documents Manure Management for Water Quality: Costs to AFOs of Applying More Nutrients to Land  National
Forms NPDES Discharge Monitoring Report  National
Guidance Documents OIG Report on Nutrient Discharge  National
Guidance Documents Poultry Production and Environmental Stewardship  National
Guidance Documents Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for CAFOs  National
Forms Sample NMP Template  National
Guidance Documents Summary of the Second Circuit's Decision in the CAFO Litigation  National
Guidance Documents Swine Production and Environmental Stewardship  National
Guidance Documents The State Compendium: Programs and Regulatory Activities Related to AFOs  National
Guidance Documents Types of CAFOs Chart  National