A new Clean Water Action Enforcement Plan introduced last week by Environmental Protection Agency, places emphasis on concentrated animal feeding operations, according to the National Pork Producers Council.
EPA said it will "pursue new strategies aimed to enforce existing rules limiting pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations,” according to an NPPC briefing.
“Where facilities with large numbers of animals are discharging without permits or in violation of their permits, they can cause significant pollution problems of concern to communities," according to EPA.
NPPC urges pork producers to take steps to manage manure from facilities under their control properly. "NPPC will monitor developments around the implementation of the plan and will provide producers with updates as to what that means for them," the organization said.