|Action||Develop requirements that will address concerns regarding transfer and off-site management of poultry waste in the Commonwealth.|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/21/2009|
Ashby (Bill) Miller
9309 Coronado Terrace
Fairfax, VA 22031-3835
Regulate and end excess poultry waste being spread, especially where it can wash off and eventually reach a stream! I am involved with Trout Unlimited, a conservation organization dedicated to restoring all streams to a more pristine place for all to enjoy. Streams affected by poultry waste in Virginia have impaired waters and are experiencing fish kills and intersex bass being studied by USGS. The fish kills have reduced recreational value of the affected streams and greatly limited the sportsman dollars flowing into the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia.
I and my sportsmen friends strongly support the pending regulations regarding poultry waste! Regulations are needed to protect the interests of everyone who enjoys the river and especially the residents who receives drinking water from the river. We are counting on you to protect this natural resource for you, me, our families and future generations. Failure to do so will encourage widespread disregard for the health of our rivers and the health of all those who drink the water, further increasing human suffering and health care costs.
I fish the Shenandoah River frequently. I have fished the South Fork for 38 years. In my opinion, the river quality has decreased significantly in that time. I am for any regulation that will improve the water quality. I realized that such regulation will increase costs to consumers, but it is in everyone's best long-term interests to have quality water.