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If you raise poultry or livestock, you’ve probably been following our coverage of the litigation surrounding the EPA’s 2008 rule exempting farms from reporting air emissions under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). Following much confusion and plenty of vexation on the part of producers, in what appears to be the final word on the subject pursuant to Congress’ passage of the FARM Act, on August 1, 2018, EPA published a final rule revising the CERCLA reporting regulations. Under the rule, air emissions from animal waste at a farm are exempt from reporting under CERCLA. In addition, air emissions from animal waste at farms do not need to be reported under EPCRA.Read More