A wide variety of issues are involved in maintaining the quality of our air. EPA is concerned about ensuring that the air we breathe does not cause health problems or other environmental concerns. The following is a list of agriculture and air related topics.
Information available on EPA's animal feeding operation (AFO) air agreement; acid rain; ag burning; air emissions from AFOs; asbestos; backyard burning; new source performance standards and emission guidelines for existing sources: other solid waste incineration units; ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and phasing out refrigerants and methyl bromide; particulates; and risk management plans.
- Air Best Management Practices
Links to information and programs on air best management practices.
Information available on air emissions from agriculture practices, prescribed burning, particulates, state programs, federal programs, and contacts for more information.
Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations (scroll
down to "9.4 Livestock and Poultry Feed Operations")
Information on air pollutant emission factors from food and agricultural industries, including livestock and poultry feed operations. Related emission factor documents.
- Air Quality Compliance Agreement for Animal Feeding Operations
On January 21, 2005, EPA announced an air quality compliance agreement to address emissions from certain animal feeding operations, also known as AFOs.
-- Information on the AFO Air Agreement
-- Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) AFO Air Agreement
-- OECA AFO Air Agreement: Response to Comments
- Fuels and Engines
Information on emissions from engines, alternative or "clean fuels," EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign, nonroad engines and air pollution, and reducing nonroad diesel emissions.
- Pollution Prevention, Best Management Practices, and Conservation
Information on the Pollution Prevention Act, GreenScapes, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, and EPA Regional resources for pollution prevention in agriculture.
- Regulations for AFOs Related to Air Programs
Information related to AFO regulations and air emissions.
- Risk Management Plan
Information on creating risk management plans, general Clean Air Act requirements related to risk management plans, and available risk management plan guidance documents and publications.
- Rural Roads
Information on particulate matter pollution from unpaved roads, coarse particulate matter (PM-10), maintenance and service of unpaved roads, unpaved roads in forests, and the federal plan for particulate matter.
- Spray Drift of Pesticides
The drift of spray from pesticide applications can expose people, wildlife, and the environment to pesticide residues that can cause health and environmental effects and property damage.
- Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
Information on used oil, spent fluids, batteries, machine shop wastes, and the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership.
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