Friday, December 21, 2012

EPA Pledges No New Farm Dust Regulations

Washington--The Environmental Protection Agency has kept its word about farm dust regulations, which is a big relief for a lot of farmers and ranchers. “Course particulate matter” is the government’s way of talking about farm dust when it’s discussing how to regulate it. Recently EPA determined there is currently no need to make those regulations any tougher. The rules will come up for review again in five years.

“There were concerns that they might tighten standards for farm dust without a whole lot of scientific evidence,” explained Andrew Walmsley, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s regulatory specialist in a Newsline radio story.

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