July 26, 2023

Bill introduced to eliminate animal waste emissions reporting requirement

Norfolk NE Radio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill that would eliminate the reporting requirement for emissions from animal waste has been introduced by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts.

This bill comes after the EPA rescinded the 2019 Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know-Act, which exempted reporting of air emissions from animal waste.

The bill would clarify EPCRA is not intended to regulate manure emissions, which pose no threat to public safety. It would also ensure that emergency first responders are not inundated with unnecessary reporting.

Ricketts said the Biden administration’s efforts to regulate routine agriculture emissions shows once again how detached from reality these EPA bureaucrats are.

Fischer said the last thing producers need are more government regulations. And first responders, who deal with real public safety emergencies every day, don’t need to be inundated with irrelevant reports.


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