Agricultural Management Committee Report
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
1 AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT 2008 Annual Report1 I. CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS (CAFOS) A. Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) Regulation In November, the EPA issued a final rule for CAFO National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and effluent guidelines,2 which revised a 2003 rule challenged in Waterkeeper Alliance v. EPA.3 The rule allows CAFO operators to submit self-certifications to regulatory authorities that the CAFO operator does not propose to discharge pollutants...