|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|
On behalf of the Water Workgroup of the Virginia Conservation Network, which includes 20 of the state’s of leading watershed groups and environmental nonprofits, I would like to register the network’s support for revised poultry litter regulations as proposed. The regulations will remedy a loophole in Virginia’s system that has allowed off-farm use of poultry litter to go largely unregulated and without nutrient management planning. The potential damage to public resources—namely our waterways and wildlife—is sufficient to justify this change and oversight of all large-scale land applications of poultry litter. Thank you. Please visit www.vcnva.org to learn more about the network and phone our office with any questions.