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EPA to hold public meeting in Denver to discuss proposed rules for animal feedlots

Release Date: 3/20/2001
Contact Information:
800 227-8917 x6231,

Release Date: 3/20/2001
Contact Information:
800 227-8917 x6263,

Release Date: 3/20/2001
Contact Information:
800 227-8917 x7814

      Denver -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is organizing a
      series of public meetings around the country on the the Concentrated
      Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) proposed regulations. The Denver
      regional office will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 27 from 1-5 p.m. in
      the Executive Tower Hotel at 1405 Curtis Street, downtown Denver.

      Purpose: The purpose of these meetings is to enhance public
      understanding of the proposed regulations for CAFOs. The meetings are
      not a mechanism for submitting formal comment on the proposal; people
      who want to submit formal comment are directed to do so as described
      in the announcement for the proposed rule (see

      Format: The meetings will consist of a brief presentation by EPA
      officials on the proposed regulations followed by a question and
      answer session. Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves
      with the basic aspects of the proposed regulations prior to the public
      meetings; each speaker's time will be limited so that all interested
      parties may have the opportunity to pose questions. Advance
      registration is not required.

      Publicity: EPA has an outreach strategy for the meetings that includes
      listing the meetings as above on the EPA CAFO website, publishing a
      notice in the Federal Register (FR), and direct outreach to
      stakeholders. EPA published the notice announcing the meetings in the
      Federal Register on January 30, 2001.

      Pollutants from agricultural sources, such as pesticides,
      fertilizers and eroded soil are the most common types of contaminants
      found in U.S. rivers and streams. Manure, dead animals and other waste
      from livestock operations also contribute to this pollution problem.
      The proposed regulations will reduce the amount of water pollution
      from large livestock operations.