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ECL CAFO Fact Sheet

Issued Pursuant to Article 17, Title 7 and Article 70 of the Environmental Conservation Law
Effective Date: July 1, 2014

New York State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("SPDES") General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) (GP-0-14-001)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (the Department) is issuing a SPDES Environmental Conservation Law General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) GP-0-09-001. This general permit is an interim general permit, replacing the expiring general permit, GP-0-09-001 which became effective on July 1, 2009, was modified on July 29, 2013 expires on June 30, 2014. The Department elects to issue an interim general permit, with no changes, in order to devote sufficient time to work with a diverse stakeholder group to consider potential future changes to the ECL CAFO general permit. This interim general permit (GP-0-14-001) will be effective on July 1, 2014 and expire on June 30, 2016. This interim general permit will authorize the operation and construction of a CAFO that is defined in 6 NYCRR § 750-1.2(a)(21) and as described in Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) § 17-0105(16) and Appendix A of GP-0-14-001. Owners or operators of existing CAFOs with coverage under GP-0-09-001 shall be covered by this interim general permit. Other than changing the permit number and effective and expiration dates, there are no changes from GP-0-09-001. The interim permit, GP-0-14-001 was posted on the ENB and the CAFO webpage on December 18, 2013. The public comment period ran through January 17, 2014. A responsiveness summary and GP-0-14-001 are available at Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) CAFO SPDES General Permit

For additional information on this interim general permit, contact

Doug Ashline:
NYSDEC, Division of Water
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, New York 12233-3505


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