Better Pig Smog Rules Needed in Central Valley

     WASHINGTON (CN) – The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District must rewrite its plan for controlling volatile organic compound emissions from large confined animal facilities such as dairies, cattle feedlots, poultry and swine farms.

     The EPA has found that the district has not demonstrated that its rule fulfills Reasonably Available Control Technology standards for poultry and swine operations. It also is postponing a decision on whether the standards are fulfilled for dairies, beef feedlots and other cattle facilities until a National Air Emission Monitoring Study is done next year.
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