Monday, August 15, 2005
Animal feeding operations have argued that the Clean Air Act did not apply, that there are no sound methodologies for measuring their emissions, and that there are no cost effective technologies for reducing emission. However, over 2000 dairy, feedlot, and similar livestock operations have now signed EPAs air quality compliance agreement for animal feeding operations. The operations pay a relatively small penalty and emission monitoring study fee while making their operations available for monitoring so that standardized emissions monitoring methodologies can be developed and agreeing to install LAER/BACT if they are major sources. Link: Animal Feeding Operations Air Quality Compliance Agreement .