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Main Title Concentrated animal feeding operations EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality : testimony before the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives / {electronic resource} :
Author Mittal, Anu K.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2008
Report Number GAO-08-1144T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 256807035
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice
Subject Added Ent Feedlot runoff--United States; Feedlots--Environmental aspects--United States; Agricultural pollution--United States; Water quality management--United States; Air quality management--United States
Internet Access
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http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081177t.pdf
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-1177T
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/26/2008
Collation {25} p. : digital, PDF file
Notes "GAO-08-1177T." "For release on delivery...Wednesday, September 24, 2008." Title from title screen (viewed on Sept 25, 2008).
Contents Notes Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) are large livestock and poultry operations that raise animals in a confined situation. CAFOs may improve the efficiency of animal production, but the large amounts of manure they produce can, if improperly managed, degrade air and water quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates CAFOs and requires CAFOs that discharge certain pollutants to obtain a permit. This testimony summarizes the findings of a September 4, 2008 GAO report (GAO-08-944) on (1) trends in CAFOs, (2) amounts of waste they generate, (3) findings of key research on CAFOs' health and environmental impacts, (4) progress made in developing CAFO air emissions protocols, and (5) the effect of recent court decisions on EPA's regulation of CAFO water pollutants. GAO analyzed U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) data from 1982 through 2002 for large farms as a proxy for CAFOs; reviewed studies, EPA documents, laws, and regulations, and obtained the views of federal and state officials.
Access Notes Available on the Internet from GAO web site.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Government Accountability Office.
Alternate Title EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality
PUB Date Free Form 2008.
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO-08-1177T
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20080925120121
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-08-1144T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02969nam 2200433Ia 45020