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.
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Comment Period Ended on 8/21/2009
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8/12/09  8:16 am
Commenter: Jim Bullard (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass Poultry Litter Regulation


As a fisherman (streams and the Bay) and a homeowner on the bay in the
Northern Neck of Virginia, I request that the state take action to regulate
the distribution and effects of poultry waste.  We have all watched as the
water quality in our freshwater streams and subsequently the Chesapeake Bay
have deteriorated.  Clearly there are many complex reasons for this
deterioration, and no one should be led to believe that chicken farming is
THE culprit.  But chicken waste and the phosphorus it creates is a
contributor to the problem, and without some level of regulation these
practices will continue choke the life from our waters.  Let us seize this
opportunity to take a step in the right direction, with hopes that others
will follow the example and we can return our streams and the Bay to good

James V. Bullard
Dee David
7906 Sycamore Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042
917 Chambers Lane
Lottsburg, VA 22511

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