“These reports will be required because the D.C. Court of Appeals, in April of 2017, ruled against EPA’s 2008 rational determination that these low-level emissions do not warrant the submission of release reports that are meant to trigger an immediate response by emergency personnel,” according to USPOULTRY.
In addition to outlining steps for continuous release filing, the video provides details on written notification requirements for the NRC report and 12-month follow-up report to the appropriate Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office. It also provides the history of the development of regulations and is designed to minimize confusion about the requirements in the coming months.
“The need for the video became apparent following a brief early period of reporting from a small number of farms that raise livestock and poultry,” said John Starkey, president of USPOULTRY. “As we feared, a few hundred calls crippled the system, and it hampered the National Response Commission’s ability the focus on calls that may have really required an emergency response. This led EPA and the NRC to modify the published reporting process, which made the procedure even more confusing to our members.”