Frequent Questions

Are CAFOs being singled out for scrutiny by EPA more than other point sources?

The Proposed Rule does not single out CAFOs nor any other sector.  The Proposal simply changes existing reporting requirements from paper to electronic.

The Proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule converts Notice of Intent (NOI) and Notice of Termination (NOT) reporting for all general permits covered facilities from paper to electronic. Likewise, there are a number of other program reports that EPA is converting from paper to electronic submissions (e.g., pretreatment, biosolids, sewer overflows, MS4s, and CAFOs). These program reports are described in Section IV of the preamble. 

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