National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
On July 20, 2012, the EPA withdrew the proposal to collect concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) information by rule. Instead, the EPA, where appropriate, will collect CAFO information using existing sources of information, including State NPDES programs, other regulations, and other programs at the Federal, State, and local levels. The EPA believes, at this time, it is more appropriate to obtain CAFO information by working with Federal, State, and local partners instead of requiring CAFO information to be submitted pursuant to a rule. Today's withdrawal does not preclude the Agency from initiating the same or similar rulemaking at a future date. EPA's withdrawal of this proposal does not change any of the NPDES permit requirements for CAFOs.
RIN: 2040-AF22
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1251(a), 33 USC 1311(a), 33 USC 1342, 33 USC 1362(14), 33 USC 1318(a), 33 USC 1319
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
JudicialOtherSettlement Agreement deadline per 5/25/2011 revision to original settlement agreement in NRDC v. EPA, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 09-60510.07/13/2012
JudicialNPRMSettlement Agreement - Fowler, et al. v. EPA; # 09-CV -00005-CKK; D. D.C.06/30/2011
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM10/21/201176 FR 65431
NPRM Comment Period Extended12/19/201176 FR 78599
Notice07/20/201277 FR 42679
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OW

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 19, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/21/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/20/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-1423
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/19/2011
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-0433

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/20/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-1429
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/20/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-1430
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/20/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188-1437


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Becky Mitschele
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
George Utting
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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