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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF20 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Revised Regulations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 
Abstract: EPA and authorized states administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), as revised by nationally-applicable rules in 2003 and 2008. On May 12, 2009, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13508 on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration. Agriculture is the single largest contributor of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Manure is the source of about half of the nutrient loading from agriculture. Consistent with the joint federal strategy, the scope of the proposed rule will consider expanding the universe of CAFOs and requiring more stringent standards for permits (e.g. better nutrient management planning). Additionally, options for a streamlined designation process of smaller facilities as CAFOs and better off-site manure management may be considered for the Bay or nationally. During the rulemaking process, EPA will consider how effectively Chesapeake Bay states manage their pollution control programs to achieve the reductions in nutrient and sediment pollution needed to meet Bay water quality standards. The Chesapeake Bay CAFO Rule is being developed to ensure Regional and State Water NPDES Permitting Authorities have sufficient tools to reduce discharges of manure from these facilities. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  CBF settlement agreement  06/30/2014 
NPRM  Judicial  CBF settlement agreement  06/30/2012 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2012    
Final Action  06/00/2014    
Additional Information: SAN No. 5443
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
George Utting
Environmental Protection Agency
4504T, 1200 Pensylvania Avenue,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0744

Shanika Whitehurst
Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-8235