Conservation districts, please take note of the webinar on June 14th and the June 23rd public comment!

From the Department of Ecology:

After working with the Agriculture and Water Quality Advisory Committee, Ecology has finished drafting another chapter for our “Voluntary Clean Water Guidance for Agriculture” series. Chapter 11 – Livestock Management: Animal Confinement, Manure Handling & Storage, is available for review and public comment until June 23, 2023. An informational webinar will also be held on June 14, 2023, at 9 am.

To read, comment, or register for the webinar, please visit the Voluntary Clean Water Guidance for Agriculture website.

From the Voluntary Clean Water Guidance for Agriculture website:

We want your feedback

We are accepting comments on the draft chapter: Livestock Management — Animal Confinement, Manure Handling & Storage until June 23, 2023. Please use our online comment form for comments.

Informational webinar

We are hosting an informational webinar where we will go over the chapter and our recommended Best Managment Practices (BMPs). This chapter focuses on how farmers can help prevent negative impacts to water quality from animal confinement areas, manure management facilities, and other high traffic areas used by livestock.

When: June 14
Time: 9 a.m.
Please register using the Zoom link

Previous chapters public review

We received public comment on the first set of chapters from Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, 2022. At the same time, we took comment on updates to the statewide nonpoint plan. View comments we received online. We held an information webinar and answered questions on the materials. We then prepared a response to comments and submitted the updated documents to EPA for approval.