Sue duPont, MDA410-841-5889
Julie Oberg, MDA410-841-5888
Kim Lamphier, MDE410-537-3152
ANNAPOLIS, MD (Feb. 28, 2008) – The Maryland departments of the Environment and Agriculture are holding public meetings for farmers and other interested parties to learn more about the proposed draft animal feeding operation permit requirements.
The meetings are as follows:
The new draft general permit will upgrade existing permit requirements for non-poultry facilities such as dairy farms and add a requirement for having a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CNMP) at farms with poultry houses 75,000 square feet of or larger.
The full text of the preliminary draft is available on the MDE website, http://mde.maryland.gov/assets/document/CAFO_Announcement.pdf. A hard copy can be obtained by calling 410-537-3599.
Info on third meeting was added on March 14, 2008.
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230