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Poultry Insight: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

To help provide answers as to why Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are an important part of the poultry industry, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has created a series of six short videos. The series is called Poultry Insight, and the videos are a discussion with Paul Bredwell, vice president of environmental programs for USPOULTRY. The video series explains what a CAFO is, who owns CAFOs, potential impact of CAFOs on the environment, how producers manage their operations to avoid adverse environmental impacts, the benefits of CAFOs, and who regulates CAFOs.

The video series may also be viewed via YouTube by clicking the play button below or downloaded as a Windows Media file (.wmv).

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Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2 Module 1)

The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) is designed to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.

Module 1 - Initial Facility Assessment

Addresses elements and mechanisms that can cause negative environmental impacts and discusses the preventative measures poultry and egg producers can take to remove impacts. Module 1 includes a worksheet that will allow you to track your facilities initial evaluation and document issues that may influence or cause a potential environmental risk so they can be dealt with in an orderly fashion.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge.



Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2 Module 2)

The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) is designed to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.

Module 2 - Nutrient Management Planning

Module 2 - Nutrient Management Planning is a series of four videos that discuss the need, requirement and environmental benefit of actively implementing a nutrient management plan developed specifically for an individual poultry and egg farm.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge.



Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Training Program (SPCC)

The Federal Oil Pollution Prevention regulation sets forth requirements to prevent, prepared for, and response to oil discharges. The primary purpose of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule is to prevent oil spills from reaching navigable waters, which include streams, creeks, rivers and lakes. According to the SPCC Rule, an "oil" means oil of any kind or in any form.

Facilities that have an aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity greater than 1,320 gallons or a completely buried storage capacity greater than 42,000 gallons and have a reasonable expectation of discharging oil into or upon navigable waters of the United States or adjoining shorelines are subject to the SPCC Rule. Until recently agriculture was exempt but a recent revision extends the requirements of the program to farming operations. The compliance date for farms is May 10, 2013.

USPOULTRY's SPCC Training Program defines the requirements of the rule, identifies facilities affected by the rule, delineates required best management practices to prevent and control spills, identifies SPCC plan requirements, training requirements, inspection requirements and record keeping requirements.

The CD is available at no charge to Association members. Nonmembers may purchase copies of the CD for $200 each.



Carbon Footprint Estimation Toolkit

U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has recently revised its carbon footprint estimation toolkit for the poultry and egg industries. The revised toolkit includes a narrated tutorial to make the emission calculation and record keeping process more efficient.

The toolkit is an Excel based program used to assist facilities in evaluating their carbon footprint and was developed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements and potential GHG regulatory requirements associated with the Greenhouse Gases Tailoring Rule. The toolkit allows facilities to calculate the emission of GHGs generated by stationary sources (i.e. boilers and generators) by inputting the volume of various fuels used at the facility into a spreadsheet that has been populated with the necessary arithmetic equations. Additionally, the toolkit provides facilities with anaerobic processes operated at wastewater treatment plants with the ability to calculate and log those GHG emissions to evaluate their need to report as required by the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.

UPDATED: Rev. 1 July 2013

Revisions include a tool which allows facilities to calculate emissions generated from its fleet of product delivery vehicles, as well as company automobiles and the personal automobiles of its employees. While emissions generated from mobile sources are not counted when determining the requirement to comply with the greenhouse gas reporting rule, this aspect of the tool will provide a facility the means to calculate its carbon footprint to expanded boundaries.

The CD is available at no charge to Association members. Nonmembers may purchase copies of the CD for $200 each.



Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Program

The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Program provides the history and rationale behind the development of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program and also details the requirements of an acceptable Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.





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