Managing Manure - New CAFO Guidance
EPA recently published, " Managing Manure at CAFOs."
This document will help operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding
Operations (CAFOs) and state and federal officials to understand
and apply the February 2003 revised effluent limitations guidelines
for CAFOs. This booklet provides detailed technical information
including: determining if storage facilities are adequate to eliminate
prohibited discharges from CAFO production areas; evaluating alternative
technologies to determine if they eliminate production area discharges
as effectively as a properly-sized lagoon; calculating manure
application rates that minimize runoff from land application areas;
ensuring that a Nutrient Management Plan incorporates the proper
minimum standards; and evaluating alternatives to a 100-foot buffer
strip to determine if they provide waters of the U.S. with equivalent
protection from manure runoff. For more information check www.epa.gov/guide/cafo.