The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has announced The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.

"Module 1- Initial Facility Assessment"    addresses elements and mechanisms that can cause negative environmental impacts and discusses the preventative measures poultry and egg producers can take to remove impacts. Future modules will present tools to determine liability, tools to address deficiencies and methods to remove discharges, and consideration for the establishment of acceptable benchmarks. Future editions will also present the requirements of the Clean Water Act and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System to assist producers with making a decision on whether to obtain an NPDES permit.

This program is available to USPOULTRY members, free of charge.  For information on this program, contact Paul Bredwell at pbredwell@uspoultry.org or Marjorie Maul at mmaul@uspoultry.org.