Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Virginia Pollution Abatement Regulation and General Permit for Poultry Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 630]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action Develop requirements that will address concerns regarding transfer and off-site management of poultry waste in the Commonwealth.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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8/12/09  7:57 am
Commenter: Thomas Fore (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass Poultry Litter Regulation

I am a user of the Shenandoah and the Potomac rivers.  I have been boating and fishing them for years and have seen the effect of poultry waste on these bodies of water.  The phosphorous that enters the streams from poultry waste is probably the biggest pollutor on both of these rivers and has contributed to the massive fish kills experienced the last few years on the Shenandoah.
The Potomac and Shenandoah are major tributaries to the Chesapeake and this phosphorous pollution is also causing great harm to that magnificent body of water.  We may soon reach a tipping point of no return if something is not done to correct this very soon.
I strongly support pending regulations to monitor and control this pollution and all of my neighbors, most of whom only like to picnic or just visit these two rivers, are also strongly supporting the passing of these regulations.
If there is something I can do to help please let me know.
Thomas P. Fore
17317 Pickwick Dr
Purcellville, VA 20132

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