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Inspections of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

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An inspection at an animal feeding operation (AFO) or a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) is typically a compliance evaluation inspection, in which the facility is being inspected to determine whether it is complying with the requirements of the Clean Water Act. Another purpose of an AFO/CAFO inspection is to evaluate whether the requirements of any other federal environmental laws are applicable to the facility and, if so, whether the facility is in compliance with such requirements. An inspection of an AFO or CAFO may be conducted for the following reasons:

EPA has prepared a guide on what to expect when EPA inspects your livestock operation (PDF) (8 pp, 329K, About PDF) .

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