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Animal Feeding Operations Air Compliance Agreement Signup Period Extended

Release Date: 06/23/2005
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Contact: Stacie Keller, 202-564-4355 /

Note on July 29, 2005: The signup deadline changed to August 12, 2005. Please see the updated page for current information.

(06/23/05) EPA is extending the deadline for the Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) Air Compliance Agreement signup period to July 29, 2005, in order to provide more time for the AFOs operators to make informed decisions about participation. The deadline for operators to sign the agreement was previously extended to July 1, but will now close on July 29. The agency has not changed the agreement since it was published in the Federal Register Jan. 31, 2005.

The extension notice will be published in the Federal Register this month. For information about how to sign up, go to:

The agreement is part of the agency's ongoing effort to minimize air emissions from AFOs and to ensure that they comply with the Clean Air Act and other laws. The period for public comment on the agreement ended May 2, 2005. To view public comments and EPA responses, go to:

The primary goals of the Air Quality Compliance Agreement with AFOs are to reduce air pollution, ensure compliance with applicable Clean Air Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Environmental Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) provisions, monitor and evaluate AFOs emissions, and promote a national consensus on methods for estimating emissions from AFOs. For more information on the agreement, go to: