EPA Forming Subcommittee Focused On Animal Agriculture

The Environmental Protection Agency is establishing a subcommittee aimed at looking at how to improve its implementation of the Clean Water Act when it comes to permitting controlled animal feeding operations and similar ag facilities.  The Animal Agriculture and Water Quality subcommittee will be an offshoot of the agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee, according to Rod Snyder, agricultural adviser to the EPA Administrator.  Snyder tells Regional Radio about the impetus for the new subcommittee.

EPA is seeking nominations for the committee until Jan. 2nd.

Snyder stresses that the subcommittee’s focus is on how current EPA policy can be implemented with respect to animal agriculture, rather than writing new policies like updated definitions of Waters Of The U.S.

Details about EPA’s new Animal Agriculture and Water Quality subcommittee are available on the agency’s website.