Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Animal Waste Management in the Pacific Southwest
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Livestock facilities, such as dairies, swine, and poultry farms, can be a source of water and air pollution in EPA's Pacific Southwest Region and around the nation. This Web site describes the pollution problems associated with animal feeding operations (AFOs) and improper animal waste management, and the efforts of EPA and its state partners to prevent this pollution in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada.
- The Problem How uncontrolled animal waste can pollute our drinking water, rivers and streams, and air.
- EPA Efforts Read about EPA and USDA (Department of Agriculture) strategies to reduce and prevent pollution from animal waste.
- Tools and Techniques Resources for owners/operators to learn about reducing pollution from animal waste.
- Laws Learn how federal environmental laws apply to AFOs to protect public health and the environment.
- Terms Definitions of terms used in EPA's Animal Waste Programs.
- Related Links Get more information on national efforts to prevent pollution caused by animal waste.
- Contacts Contact EPA staff about animal waste questions and concerns.
- Bibliography List of references used in this Web area.