Attention Meat & Poultry Producers

EPA is Seeking Input from Small Entities on Meat and Poultry Products Effluent Guidelines Rulemaking Revision – Sign Up by February 1st to Participate

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is assembling a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel to gather input from Small Entity Representatives (SERs). This panel will focus on EPA’s development of a rule that proposes to establish new or update existing industrial wastewater pollutant limits that would affect some of the approximately 7,000 meat and poultry products facilities across the US. In this rulemaking, EPA is considering potential new pretreatment standards and new or stricter limits on phosphorus and other pollutants. The Agency intends to propose the rule in December 2023.

EPA seeks self-nominations directly from the small entities that may be subject to the rule requirements. Other representatives, such as trade associations that exclusively or at least primarily represent potentially regulated small entities, may also serve as SERs. Self-nominations must be received by February 1, 2023.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Meat and Poultry Products Effluent Limitations Guidelines.