On the agenda for the meeting is the status of federal, state and local efforts to address the environmental and community consequences of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (industrial livestock operations or "factory farms").
Hank Graddy will lead the discussion. I will not be in attendance due to a family reunion, but urge you to attend if possible. Among the discussions will be comments on the federal proposed CAFO regulations - the deadline for comments is July 30.
EPA has prepared a detailed fact sheet to aid the public in understanding the proposed new regulations and in submitting comments. For information about the rule go here.