The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. poultry industry need to think about how to do better in terms of addressing the issues surrounding water quality, according to Nancy Stoner, acting assistant administrator for water for the EPA, at the 2012 Environmental Management Seminar.

Stoner's presentation, EPA and the Poultry Industry Working Together to Protect Water Quality, encouraged a collaborative approach between federal partners, states and stakeholders. The goal of this approach would be to accelerate adoption of the most effective conservation practices where they are most needed. Stoner also addressed various ways in which the EPA can collaborate with the poultry industry and ended with an open discussion on the possible roles and opportunities the EPA can provide to the industry.


Other discussions at the seminar included a presentation by Russ Dickson, manager of environmental compliance and engineering at Wayne Farms, titled Georgia Storm Water Permit…Lessons Learned; and a presentation by Dr. Charles Starkey, director of technical services for American Proteins, on DAF…What Does Rendering Want?

The event was sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.