Oversight of Animal Feeding Operations for Manure Management in the Great Lakes Basin

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This report presents the recommendations of the Great Lakes Water Quality Board (WQB) to the International Joint Commission (IJC) on the topic of manure management for confined animal feeding operation practices and policies in the state and provincial jurisdictions in the Great Lakes. The recommendations included in the report have been identified as priority actions for strengthening governmental manure management/regulatory frameworks. The recommendations are intended to be applicable to permitted large and medium sized facilities as defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and permitted facilities greater than 300 nutrient units in Ontario.

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