Agricultural Economics Department

 

Authors

J. David Aiken

Date of this Version

2-21-2018

Citation

Cornhusker Economics, February 21, 2018, agecon.unl.edu/cornhuskereconomics

Comments

Copyright 2018 University of Nebraska

Abstract

Summary. Federal environmental laws require the reporting of emergency releases of hazardous substances to federal, state and local emergency res-ponders. EPA has established a 2008 reporting exemption for livestock operations smaller than large concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Environmental groups challenged the EPA livestock exemption. On April 11, 2017, the D. C. Court of Appeals invalidated the EPA livestock reporting exemption. Reporting requirements briefly went into effect November 15, 2017 but have now been postponed until May 1, 2018.

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