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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8/21/09  11:06 pm
Commenter: John Lipetz

Please Pass The Poultry Litter Regulation

As a fisherman, and business owner that relies on our local waters for my living here in 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, rivers 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 contributing factor to the problem, and without some level of regulation these practices will continue to 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 great Virginia streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to good health. 

Best Regards, 

John Lipetz

PRSC President  

VFA Managing Partner  

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