to Notice of Data Availability (NODA)
The National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management is pleased to submit comments for the Notice of Data Availability published in the July 23, 2002 Federal Register. Specific comments are included here as a PDF document. This NODA Response document covers the following items.
The National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management is pleased that EPA has responded to comments submitted by publishing the July 23, 2002 Notice of Data Availability to obtain more information for the development of the most technically sound and economically feasible rules for concentrated feeding operations. In particular we feel the information in sections on Changes to Economic Analysis, Production Area Approach and Whole Farm Approach incorporate recommendations previously made by the National Center. We feel the questions at the end of the Production Area Approach and Whole Farm Approach sections are very important and deserve carefully developed answers. Response time allowed in the NODA has not allowed the necessary gathering and evaluation of information and experiences to adequately answer these questions. The National Center therefore offers to work directly with EPA and other appropriate personnel to develop methodologies for obtaining and evaluating the information needed, which may include: