Ag Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 USC 1251 to 1387

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Definitions: 40 CFR 122.23(b)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements: 40 CFR 122

Permit applications:

Individual permit: 40 CFR 122.21(i)

General permit: 40 CFR 122.23(h)

Nutrient Management Plan (NMP): 40 CFR 122.42(e)(1) and 40 CFR 412.4

NMP terms: 40 CFR 122.42(e)(5)

Large concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFOs) : 40 CFR 412.4

Land application discharges: 40 CFR 122.23(e)

Recordkeeping and reports: 40 CFR 122.42(e)(2) and 40 CFR 122.42(e)(3)

Annual reporting: 40 CFR 122.42(e)(4)

CWA enforcement: 33 USC 1319

Effluent limitations for horses and sheep: 40 CFR 412.10 to 412.15

Effluent limitations for ducks: 40 CFR 412.20 to 412.26

Best practicable control technology (BPT) for duck CAFOs: 40 CFR 412.22

New source performance standards (NSPS) for duck CAFOs: 40 CFR 412.25

Effluent limitations for dairy cows and beef cattle: 40 CFR 412.30 to 412.37

Voluntary alternative performance standards: 40 CFR 412.31

Additional best management practices (BMPs): 40 CFR 412.37

Swine, poultry, and veal calves: 40 CFR 412.40 to 412.47

Technological requirements: 40 CFR 412.43 to 412.47

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill), Public Law 107-171

Coastal Zone Act Reauthorization Amendments (CZARA), 16 USC 1451 to 1465

Nonpoint source management: 33 USC 1329

Stormwater control: 40 CFR 122.26

Total maximum daily loads (TMDLs): 33 USC 1313

Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 USC 300f to 300j-26

Environmental management systems (EMSs): 42 USC 4321

Air emissions from CAFOs:

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: 40 CFR 98

Release notification requirements: 40 CFR 302 and 40 CFR 355

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More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Overview of Animal Feeding Operation Regulation
NPDES Permit Requirements for CAFOs
Effluent Limitations
Associated Federal Laws and Programs
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