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EPA Amends Clean Water Act Regulations to Require Sufficiently Sensitive Test Methods

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized amendments under the Clean Water Act that require permit applicants under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to use “sufficiently sensitive” methods for analyses of pollutants.  More Info

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EPA Regional Water Division director to speak in Michigan on waters of the U.S. | MSU Extension

A forum will be held to inform rural landowners and farmers on the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Rules on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. The EPA’s Region Five Water Division Director Tinka Hyde will speak on the “Waters of the U.S.” proposal at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Posse Headquarters. For more […]

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CNMP Update Questions

“Is my CNMP out of date?” is a frequent question we get.  Recently we have been fielding a few more calls about CNMP updates and we thought it would be a good idea to help clarify things. As stated on your CNMP signature page, and in the CAFO permit, farms are supposed to update their […]

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Michigan DEQ CAFO Permit Update

        No news is good news.  As you are probably aware, the CAFO general permit expires on April 1, 2015. The DEQ is still working on developing the new version of the CAFO permit. We have not seen any of the proposed changes, but we have not heard any discussion about any […]

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CAFO Winter Spreading

Remember that your CAFO permit requires you to have (and document) a minimum of 6 months’ storage capacity sometime between November 1 and December 31. That is so that you don’t have to spread manure during the winter months. Many farms are using winter spreading as a tool for getting manure out to crop fields […]

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