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Animal Feeding Operation Air Quality Agreement Comment and Signup Period Extended

Release Date: 03/16/2005
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Contact: Stacie Findon, 202-564-4355 /

(03/16/05) In order to provide more time for public comment and for stakeholders to make informed decisions about participation, the comment period will be reopened on EPA's air quality compliance agreement to address emissions from certain animal feeding operations, also known as AFOs. This agreement is part of the Agency's ongoing effort to minimize air emissions from such operations and to ensure that they comply with the Clean Air Act and other laws. EPA will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing a reopening of the comment period from April 1 to May 2, 2005. The deadline for AFOs to sign the agreement was May 1, 2005, but will be extended until July 1, 2005.

For more information about the agreement and how to submit comments, go to: .