The Resource Concentrated animal feeding operations : EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

Concentrated animal feeding operations : EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office

Label
Concentrated animal feeding operations : EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters
Title
Concentrated animal feeding operations
Title remainder
EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • Concentrated animal feeding operations
  • EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are large livestock and poultry operations that raise animals in a confined situation. CAFOs can improve the efficiency of animal production but large amounts of manure produce can, if not properly managed, degrade air and water quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating CAFOs and requires CAFOs that discharge certain pollutants to obtain a permit. This report discusses the (1) trends in CAFOs over the past 30 years, (2) amounts of waste they generate, (3) findings of key research on CAFOs' health and environmental impacts, (4) EPA's progress in developing CAFO air emissions protocols, and (5) 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
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Feedlot runoff
  • Feedlots
  • Agricultural pollution
  • Water quality management
  • Air quality management
Label
Concentrated animal feeding operations : EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept 25, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • "GAO-08-944."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 79 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 9/25/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08944.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Concentrated animal feeding operations : EPA needs more information and a clearly defined strategy to protect air and water quality from pollutants of concern : report to Congressional requesters, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Sept 25, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • "GAO-08-944."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iii, 79 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 9/25/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08944.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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