Literature Review of Contaminants in Livestock and Poultry Manure and Implications for Water Quality
See page 13 for pathogens and page 39 for artificial hormones
Environmental Rules Board Meeting - May 11
The Indiana CAFO/cfo rules were scheduled for update. I did attend the meeting and there were no changes to the rules other than the proposed changes listed in the notice before the meeting. I do not feel this will create an issue.
Here is the link to the draft that was approved
Land Resources Council Meeting Notes of April 28, 2016 Follow up on the Senate Bill 249 study!
I was not able to attend the meeting but did request the minutes. Please read carefully and I hope you can attend the next meeting. It is proposed for July 21st but subject to change at this point. I will send an alert as soon as I know the scheduled date.
IDEM Section 303 d list of Impaired Waters -Public Comment Deadline July 5, 2016
The report had errors that we pointed out to IDEM, and these have now been corrected. Decatur county was one of the counties with corrections. If you have questions or would like more information, please use the contact us link to send us a message.
White County takes major steps to protect its lakes
--this article mentions the word patchwork as to our ordinances. Our state is a very diverse state. From the Ohio River to the Great Lakes, you find counties that are rich in farming, you find counties that depend on tourism from their lakes, you find counties that are very rural, you see counties that are bedroom communities to the major cities. This is not a one size fits all state and certainly we do not want our state government taking away local control from the people.
I applaud the citizens and officials from White Co for taking steps to protect their lakes. I have been to White Co several times. They have done an amazing job in their efforts to protect 3 lakes.