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Cattlemen applaud court-ordered stay in CERCLA, EPRA reporting mandate

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released a statement Nov. 27 in response to the DC Circuit Court’s decision to stay a mandate that agricultural entities file reports under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA).

“Agricultural operations were never intended to be regulated by these laws, so this court-ordered stay until Jan. 22 is very welcome news. We’ll use this additional time to continue working on the introduction of stand-alone legislation to fix this issue, and we’ll also promote corrective language in the appropriations process,” Uden said.

For more information about the CERCLA/EPCRA reporting issue and how it affects cattle producers, visit NCBA’s website here.

Source: http://www.beefusa.org/newsreleases1.aspx?newsid=6499


Nov 27, 2017 General Discussion, Issues & Policy