Members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (SAB) met last week in Research Triangle Park, N.C., to review two papers prepared by EPA Office of Air Quality on emissions from animal production: “Draft-Development of Emissions Estimating Methodologies for Broiler Animal Feeding Operations” and “Draft-Development of Emissions Estimating Methodologies for Lagoons and Basins at Swine and Dairy Animal Feeding Operations.”

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Thursday made an introductory oral presentation to the SAB on the advisory panel’s focus while it reviews data from the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) and the draft Emission Estimating Methodologies that EPA developed.

NPPC has offered to work with the SAB and EPA’s Office of Air to supply analysis of data on the structure of the U.S. modern hog sector. NPPC also will be submitting more detailed comments on EPA’s drafts as well as on the technical and scientific nature of how EPA has characterized the information at the end of the agency’s recently announced 90-day comment period, which concludes June 11, 2012.

Source: NPPC