SHELL1.5: Ensure compliance with programs that reduce, control or eliminate pollution from working farms
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Ensure compliance with regulatory programs designed to reduce, control or eliminate pollution from working farms.
Desired Outcome - Programs that control and prevent water pollution from farming activities will help to reduce and/or eliminate nutrient and bacteria discharges from pastures, manure storage facilities, and land application of manure and processed wastewater into surface water and/or to minimize these from leaching into groundwater.
Policy Needs, Example Actions, Proposal Guidance - Actions should focus on reducing bacterial discharge. Working farms are places where agricultural activities occur and are not based on the size or number of animals. Strategies to improve compliance with water quality protection by permitted Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and dairies (Dairy Nutrient Management Program, or DNMP) should be considered, but non-point sources (pasture based, hobby and small livestock operations) should not be overlooked.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.