Animal Feeding Operations Air Emission Estimation Methodologies


The EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) has requested the SAB to review EPA's draft air emissionestimating methodologies (EEMs) for animal feeding operations (AFOs). EPA developed the draft methodologies to address requirements of a voluntary air compliance consent agreement signed in 2005 between EPA and nearly 14,000 broiler, dairy, egg layer, and swine AFO operations. The goals of the agreement are to reduce air pollution, monitor AFO emissions, promote a national consensus on methodologies for estimating emissions from AFOs, and ensure compliance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

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Agency Review Background URLs

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Panel Formation

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Public Meetings and/or Teleconferences

Meeting DateTitle
03/07/2013 to 03/08/2013Chartered SAB Meeting - By Teleconference Only
10/24/2012 to 10/24/2012SAB Animal Feeding Operations Emission Review Panel Teleconference
08/13/2012 to 08/13/2012SAB Animal Feeding Operations Emission Review Panel Teleconference
03/14/2012 to 03/16/2012SAB Animal Feeding Operations Emissions Panel Initial Meeting

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