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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8/15/09  10:31 am
Commenter: Alec Peltier

Please Pass The Poultry Litter Regulation


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Alec M. Peltier
6807 19th Rd N
Arlington, VA 22205
703 538-5287

I use the streams in the Potomac and Shenandoah drainages as a sports fisherman and for general recreation.

I believe the proposed regulations to be reasonable.  As a former Peace Corps Volunteer doing poultry extension work in India, I have some understanding of the importance of good litter management to the successful outcome of a poultry enterprise.  I would also note that the record keeping requirements of the proposed regulations will place a premium on those growers who can comply efficiently.  This is no different in some aspect to the reality that a profitable poultry operations requires constant and consistent attention to a myriad of small details.  I approved of the fact that the small growers, such as myself as a child with a 100 bird 4-H Club project, are exempted.

Alec M. Peltier
703 538-5287

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