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In 2015, the District of Columbia
Court of Appeals allowed the challenge to resume and subsequently
ruled in April 2017 that Congress
did not give EPA the authority to
provide reporting exemptions under
the CERCLA statute. Fortunately,
Congress recognized EPA's sound
reasoning for the attempted 2008
exemption. This led it to pass a bipartisan bill providing a CERCLA
According to an EPA fact sheet
on the FARM Act, the provision's
narrow exemption "is tied to the
nature or manner of these releases
rather than to a specific substance."
The reporting exemption only applies to substances generated from
Cheers to Congress
Congress' actions, and the EPA's
support, showed a commendable
level of practicality. By providing an exemption from CERCLA
reporting, Congress removed a
reporting requirement that was
merely an exercise in paperwork. It
also ended distractions, and an un-
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In the June issue of WATT
PoultryUSA, the name of
Dr. Paul Mozdziak was
misspelled in a caption in
the article "Cultured meat:
lab to table becoming
more of a reality." Mozdziak is a professor in the
Prestage Department of
Poultry Science at North
Carolina State University.
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