Regulatory Responses to Potential Pollutants from Animal Feeding Operations: Opting Out of Costly Permitting Regulations

Because of excessive water impairment, federal and state agencies have enacted regulations to reduce water pollution from animal feeding operations. Many of the regulations are based on numbers of animals rather than the potential of an operator to impair water quality. To enhance efficiency, critical production indicators and location screening factors might be used to exempt operations that are not significantly impairing water quality. In this manner, regulations could avoid imposing unnecessary costs on the regulated public and more effectively target monitoring and enforcement resources of the regulatory agency.


Issue Date:
2004-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43345
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 36, Number 2
Page range:
287-295
Total Pages:
9
JEL Codes:
K2; K32; Q25; Q28




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