WASHINGTON – Paul Bredwell, executive vice president of regulatory programs for USPOULTRY focuses on the needs of poultry industry members and providing guidance on what could be the next regulations from state or federal officials.
The association is currently looking at the remand of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and how it affects a variety of poultry operations around the country.
The EPCRA requires reporting of releases of hazardous substances that meet or exceed reportable quantities within a 24-hour period. The purpose of the notification is for federal, state, tribal, and local officials to evaluate the need for an emergency response to mitigate the effects of a release to the community.
For this podcast, Paul examines the EPCRA and how it falls into similar categories of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Bredwell describes how companies, state agencies and federal regulators work when it comes to these emergency planning issues.
USPOULTRY is also monitoring the issue of responding to emergencies and non-emergencies at poultry operations.
Lastly, Bredwell discusses his work with USPOULTRY over the last 15 years and how he researches various rules and regulations.