Feedlots with pollution plans seek exemption
Last updated 2/3/2017 at 6:15pm
OLYMPIA – Cattle feeders across Washington may become exempt from state regulations on dust kicked up by their livestock and equipment if a bills being considered by the 2017 Legislature become law.
The bills amend the Washington Clean Air Act to include cattle feedlots within exemptions for odor or dust caused by agricultural activity so long as the facility implements a fugitive dust control plan.
As defined by the proposed legislation, SB 5196 and HB 1299, fugitive dust is a particulate emission that results from human activity or wind, and that does not go through a chimney or vent....