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  8:13 am
Commenter: Mark Pullen (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass Poultry Litter Regulation


I used to be an avid fisherman in the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.
But the ecological wasteland created by improper handling of chicken
wastes has destroyed our once-wonderful streams. Recreational use is
dwindling and with it money injected to the local economy by sport
and vacationers. Worse yet, we're robbing our descendants of the
legacy of beautiful streams we inherited, in order that some people
can make more money by raising chickens a little cheaper. This outrage

must be stopped. Please tell the politicians they must find their

conscience and not pander to the poultry industry that is ruining our

streams. In particular, it is imperative to close the loophole exempting from good ecological practices all poultry waste that is sold or given away. The greater good of Virginians is being sold out
to a small group who profit and don't care about the unsavory results.

J. Mark Pullen
10015 Raeburn Ct
Fairfax, VA 22032
phone 703-764-9483

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