New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions

New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions

New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air EmissionsNew EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions

Last week EPA released guidance in response to a court decision that struck down EPA’s rule exempting livestock farms from emissions reporting requirements for certain hazardous substances regulated under federal law, such as ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. Now that there is no regulatory exemption, the deadline for farms that surpass EPA’s emissions threshold to notify federal officials of emissions is November 15, 2017. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) was enacted to clean up industrial chemical toxic waste dumps, spills etc. The Emergency Planning and Community Right- to-Know Act (EPCRA) requires parties who store, use, or release hazardous chemicals to submit reports to federal, state, and local government offices.  Under these two federal laws, producers may be required to report air emissions related to ammonia and hydrogen sulfide released from manure storage structures, for example.  Congress likely never intended this result. In 2008, EPA exempted all livestock operations from CERCLA reporting and exempted non-CAFO livestock operations from EPCRA reporting. However, in April, a federal appeals court issued a decision vacating EPA’s exemption for reporting of air emissions from livestock operations under CERCLA/EPCRA. Now, hundreds of thousands of farms will have to evaluate whether they have a reporting obligation under federal law.Hear Directly from our Experts:New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions







Industry Group Chair, Agribusiness, Food & BeverageMichael BestNew EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air EmissionsTaylor FritschAssociateMichael BestSpeakers will address what livestock farmers from across the U.S. must to do to comply with EPA’s Air Emission Reports. Her discussion will include general information on:

  • Explanation of the requirements to report air releases from animal waste
  • What substances need to be reported
  • How to estimate the releases for reporting
  • What to do if you have previously signed the compliance agreement with EPA
  • How to report, if required

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New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions

New EPA Guidance May Require Reporting of Air Emissions
Attention all Livestock Operations: It is Recommended Producers Do Not Report Emissions until Completing this Webinar

An extension has been requested with EPA. If this extension is not granted producers will have to report their emissions. Be sure to participate in this informative webinar for up to date information on what to do in order to comply with EPA reporting regulations.

Status of CERCLA and EPCRA Reporting
What do you Need to Know?
Arm yourself with the facts and sign up for ADC’s Informative Webinar on Emission Reporting being held on Monday, November 13th, 2017
Reporting Changes Set to Take Effect on November 15, 2017
(Action may be required)
CERCLA/EPCRA- What do you Need to Know?
November 13th, 2017
1:00 P.M CST/2:00 P.M EST
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