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Meetings & Hearings

Morning Listening Session

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) NPDES General Permit

Jan. 29, 2021, 9:30 a.m., Online webinar

Join us for a webinar with the permit writer who will provide a brief overview and take your informal comment on the next permit.

We invite you to attend an afternoon listening session to hear your comments on what we should change in the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation General Permit.  Please see the related evening listening session on Jan. 26, 2021 if it works better for your schedule.

This National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and State Waste Discharge (SWD) water quality permit require medium and large-scale livestock operations to implement specific practices to protect water quality.

You may need this permit if you own or operate an animal feeding operation that:

  • Confines livestock in pens or barns for 45 days or more during the year, AND
  • Discharges pollution to surface or groundwaters.

Tips for attending the events

If you can, please register in advance using the registration web links. This helps make sure you have any needed software updates taken care of early so you may participate on time.

Servicio de interpretación al español disponible. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Chelsea Morris al 360-407-6563.

Here are some other important tips

  • We recommend you use the Google Chrome browser when signing in.
  • Plan to join us 10 minutes or so before the event begins, around 9:20 am.

There are two opportunities to attend this informal listening session, and while we recommend registration, it is not required.

Morning webinar

January 29, 2021, 9:30 a.m. –​ 12:30 p.m.
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Evening webinar

January 26, 2021, 5 p.m. 
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We issue the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit to operations that confine livestock for long periods of time in pens or barns and discharge pollution to surface or groundwater.

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Jan. 29, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
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Chelsea Morris
General Permit Writer

To request ADA accommodation, contact Ecology's ADA Coordinator by email at ecyadacoordinator@ecy.wa.gov, or call 360-407-6831, 711 (relay service), or 877-833-6341 (TTY). More about our accessibility services.