Important Dates Concerning the EPA Air Quality Compliance Agreement for Animal Feeding Operations

Prepared by the ISU College of Agriculture and College of Veterinary Medicine Air Quality and Animal Agriculture Issue Team

1/31/05 - Agreement posted in the Federal Register

5/01/05 - EPA comment period on the Agreement closes

7/01/05 - Producer sign-up period ends

8/01/05 - EPA signs agreements if enough producers sign up

9/05 - Producers who participate pay penalties (estimated date; required 30 days after receiving a signed agreement from EPA)

12/05 - Large CAFOs report NH 3 emissions to EPA (estimated date; required 120 days after receiving a signed agreement from EPA)

12/05 - Monitoring Study Begins (estimated date)

12/07 - Monitoring Study Ends (estimated date)

6/09 - EPA publishes Emission Estimation Methodologies (estimated date; Expected 18 months after monitoring study ends)

8/09 - Producers certify their Clean Air Act permit status to EPA (estimated date; required 60 days after EPA publishes methodologies)

10/09 - Producers obtain Clean Air Act permits and report NH3 and H2S emissions if required (estimated date; required 120 days after EPA publishes methodologies)