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All crops need nutrients to survive, flourish, and grow enough product to feed a growing
human population. Nutrients come in the form of fertilizers and include such products
as chicken litter. Too many nutrients, or incorrect application timing, may have
negative impacts on both the crop and the environment.
For this reason, it is important to practice nutrient management so that suitable
amounts of nutrients can be applied that will benefit the crop and have minimal environmental
The primary goal of nutrient management is to properly utilize nutrients for agronomic
gainwhile protecting natural resources
Current Arkansas Rules in Nutrient Surplus Areas | Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)
1990 Arkansas Water Plan - Eight basin reports covering the entire State have been prepared. These reports
inventory the water resources of the basins, identify current and future water problems
within the basins, and recommend the actions.
2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update - The update will bring data, science, and public input together to define water
demands, water supplies, issues, and potential solutions to meet our needs for the
next 40 years through 2050. The update will be presented to the ANRC in November
Non-Stormwater NPDES General Permits | Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
The purpose of the general permit is to provide a streamlined National Pollutant Discharge
Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process for certain classes or categories of
industrial point source discharges. Coverage under a NPDES general permit is unique in that a facility operates and discharges under the requirements
of the applicable general permit rule rather than the requirements of an individual
CAFO General Permit ARG590000 - Fact Sheet
CAFO Permit Requirements Flow Chart and CAFO Definitions and Sizes
Regulation 5 - Liquid Animal Waste Management Systems effective June 22, 2012
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) | Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act
(CWA), created a federal permitting program – the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES) – that requires a permit of any person discharging pollutants into
a surface water body.
Concentrated, confined animal operations which are covered by EPA regulations defining
"concentrated animal feeding operation" (CAFO) are subject to the NPDES program.
The EPA requires all CAFOs to apply for anindividual NPDES permit or submit a notice of intent for coverage under an NPDES general
permit. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the NPDES permitting
authority in Arkansas.
Excerpts taken from CAFO Opinion of the Arkansas Attorney General 2013-102 released