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EPA To Announce New Cafo Rule to Better Protect Nation's Waters

Release Date: 12/15/2002
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CONTACT: 202-564-9828



(12/15/02) On Monday, December 16, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman, joined by Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, will announce the final agency rule designed to control water pollution from the nation’s large concentrated livestock operations. The new rule for concentrated animal feeding operations, more commonly known as CAFOs, will better protect the nation’s water while protecting the viability of American farming. Prior to Whitman and Veneman’s press conference a pre-briefing will be held for reporters.


WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman
Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman

WHAT: Announce EPA’s New Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Rule

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Pre-brief with Program Experts

3:15 p.m. Press Conference with Administrator Whitman and Secretary Veneman

WHERE: Green Room
3rd floor, Ariel Rios North Building at EPA=s headquarters,

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(Metro exit for blue/orange lines is Federal Triangle. As you exit the metro escalator go right into
building entrance.)
      NOTE: Reporters attending need to bring credentials. Credentials mean: photo identification card from the news organization with your name and title, White House or Congressional ids.

NOTE: Reporters can listen to the press conference live via web stream at www.usda.gov