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Paul Bredwell

Paul Bredwell

Paul J. Bredwell, III, P.E., is vice president environmental programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, phone 770.493.9401, email pbredwell@poultryegg.org.

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Will regulatory burden on ag industry be reduced?

A new administration aimed at reducing regulatory burden looked promising but the poultry industry is not in the clear yet.
The last eight years brought a remarkable level of regulatory burden on industry in the United States. To assist poultry and egg operations with the new reporting requirements following this ruling, USPOULTRY has developed reporting guidance documents and reporting forms.
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New controversy over EPA’s ‘Clean Water Rule’

Legal fight continues over what constitutes "Waters of the U.S." as Sixth Court of Appeals issues stay on EPA’s Clean Water Rule.
It has been over two years since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published for comment the proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected by the Clean Water Act. Although it has been finalized, its implementation is, thankfully, on hold.
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POULTRY'S PERCH

EPA seeks to redefine waters of the US

The Environmental Protection Agency seeks authority over intermittent streams, ponds and isolated wetlands, some of which have no recognizable ties to larger bodies of water.
The Environmental Protection Agency seeksauthority over intermittent streams, ponds and isolated wetlands, some of whichhave no recognizable ties to larger bodies of water.   
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POULTRY’S PERCH

EPA won’t pursue rule to collect detailed information from CAFOs

In a surprising move, EPA announced it would not pursue a rule that would allow it to collect information from Confined Animal Feeding Operations.
One constant for close to a decade has been the Environmental Protection Agency’s focus on expanding regulatory requirements for Confined Animal Feeding Operations. However, in a surprising move on July 13, EPA announced it would not pursue a rule that would allow it to collect information from CAFOs.
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POULTRY’S PERCH

FDA used un-validated science in removal of poultry anticoccidial

The research performed by the FDA lacks the scrutiny necessary to justify its rushed judgment concerning the use of Roxarsone in poultry feed diets.
Although the benefits realized from the use of arsenicals are numerous, the Food and Drug Administration apparently requested the drug’s manufacturer, Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer, to withdraw it from the market after completing a study that assessed arsenic levels in birds fed Roxarsone. While research is the mainstay of the poultry industry’s efficacy, the research performed by the FDA lacks the scrutiny necessary to justify FDA's rushed judgment concerning the use of Roxarsone in poultry feed diets.
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Sometimes EPA gets it right

Although impractical issues are cast about on a seemingly frequent basis, sometimes our government officials do get it right.
Although impractical issues are cast about on a seemingly frequent basis, sometimes our government officials do get it right.
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