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CAFO Annual Reports

It is that season again. Annual reports are due for Michigan CAFOs on April 1. That means a summary of all manure applications that were made during the 2018 crop year needs to be turned in to the DEQ. It also means that it is time to start planning for 2019 manure applications by having […]

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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“Is my CNMP out of date?”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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