Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Permit Issued in Oklahoma
EPA is issuing a general permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the state of Oklahoma. CAFOs are agricultural operations where animals are kept and raised in confined situations. Manure and wastewater from CAFOs have the potential to contribute pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus, organic matter, sediment, pathogens, heavy metals, hormones, antibiotics, and ammonia to the environment.
The permit gives regulatory clarity to CAFO owners and operators in Oklahoma and includes measures that protect downstream habitats, ensuring wildlife can coexist with a thriving agricultural industry.