Archive for Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2012)

The EPA’s Proposed CAFO Information Disclosure Rules and Their Potential to Improve Water Quality

By Christopher R. Brown – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations comprise the single largest contributor to pollution entering U.S. surface waters. EPA initiated a proposed rulemaking under section 308 of the Clean Water Act that would require CAFOs to divulge certain types of critical information. This article explains the proposed rule and its potential to enforce water quality laws.