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Virginia Pollution Abatement Regulation and and General Permit for Poultry Waste Management [9 VAC 25 ‑ 630]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
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 Ends 8/21/2009
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8/19/09  8:33 pm
Commenter: Patricia Hilgard (Supporting Shenandoah Riverkeeper)

Please Pass The Poultry Litter Regulation
 

Dr. Patricia M. Hilgard
260 S. Reynolds St, # 1405
Alexandria, VA 22304
 
703-370-0292
 
I am an environmental toxicologist and risk assessor. I have been working on this and allied areas for some years. 
 
It is BEYOND IMPORTANT to enact rules to manage poultry wastes in and around VA. This would include measures to keep wastes from  1) leaching into waterway run-off (following unrestricted waste storage or distribution over agricultural/other land surfaces) or  2) being taken up by (edible  aquatic/land animals or plants). Did you know that, in addition to the obvious contaminants in chicken waste, there is also a load of arsenic (used in feed to keep the fly population at bay) ?

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