C & H Permit - DENIED - Final Decision

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| | November 24, 2018
The Director has issued a final permitting decision for C & H Hog Farms, Inc..

Effective November 19, 2018, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has denied C & H Hog Farms, Inc application for the permit issued to Arkanas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, Regulation 5.

ADEQ denied the permit for disposal of liquid hog waste due to the underlying karst geology, which can allow waste to seep throughand contaminate groundwater, as well as the impacts of land-applied wastewashing into the nearby Big Creek, a tribute of the Buffalo River, and eventually into the Buffalo itself.

Friends of the Rivers Board and members (anyone) who submitted public comments on record may request an adjudicatory hearing and Commission review of the final permitting decision as provided by APC&EC (Regulation 8, Chapter 6)