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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Dairy Manure Management in the San Joaquin Valley

Policy and Regulation

Federal, state, and local policy and regulations can affect dairies; this page provides links to the most pertinent.


EPA: Animal Feeding Operations (AFO)
Includes regulations for AFOs related to Water Programs and to Air Programs.

EPA Region 9: Animal Waste Management in California

California Dairy Quality Assurance Program Exiting EPA (disclaimer): a partnership to help dairy producers navigate and comply with dairy manure management regulations

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: dairy permitting Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Includes dairy-related documents on:

  • Current Dairy VOC and NH3 emission factors
  • Draft PM10 emission factors
  • Draft PM10 control efficiencies
  • Draft potential Best Available Control Technology (BACT) requirements

California Air Resources Board Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Manure management activities pursuant to AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board: Confined Animal Facilities Exiting EPA (disclaimer)
Includes information and links for the Waste Discharge Requirements General Order No. R5-2007-0035 for Existing Milk Cow Dairies Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

California Energy Commission
Energy in Agriculture program, dairy and livestock Exiting EPA (disclaimer)

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