|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|
am happy to add my voice to those seeking to restore the water quality in the streams of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I fish in most of the major streams in the Commonwealth and have observed the devastation on the population of wild fish caused by excessive nutrients from poultry waste that is washed into the streams. We expect all political office holders, office seekers and parties to support the common sense regulations to stop these conditions.
We urgently need to 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.
Charles G. Snodgrass
22994 Falcon Ridge Court, Ashburn, VA 20148