Who to Contact and Where to Learn More About CAFOs
For more information on CAFOs from the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club
Below is material to help you further your research of CAFOs. Remember that understanding as much as possible about this industry will help you fight it effectively.
CAFO Information In General
Animal Feeding Operations USEPA Laws, Regulations, Policies, Guidance
NPDES State Contacts
Michigan CAFO Information
Clean Water Act
Code of Federal Regulations
USDA-NRCS eFOTG practices
Web Soil Survey
Michigan-Specific CAFO Information
The EPA provides a list of EPA and state contacts for animal feeding operations issues on its Website. If you would like to report a problem or concern regarding CAFOs, please contact the EPA or the appropriate Federal and state entities that regulate or oversee concentrated animal feeding operations in the state.
United States Environmental Protection Agency: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
The NPDES program regulates the discharge of pollutants from point sources to waters of the United States.
Animal Feeding Operations Contacts
EPA Headquarters and Regional Office Contacts, as well as State Agency Contacts
Contacts for EPA Regional Offices
Search EPA databases to learn more about environmental conditions in your community.
Local or state health departments provide the first level of response to a suspected clusters of cancer and other diseases. These agencies, along with the state cancer registry, collect and analyze local-level data and calculate expected and actual disease rates.
Michigan Department of Community Health
Capitol View Building
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913
Telephone: (517) 373-3740
Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program
Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics Michigan Department of Community Health
201 Townsend Street
PO Box 30691
Lansing, MI 48913
Telephone: (517) 335-8702
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
For information or questions about the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, please call 1-800-662-9278
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)
links to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation permit related information
Centers for Disease Control studies Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) to find out whether or how these and other substances from CAFOs affect human health. CDC is not the regulatory agency for CAFOs. Visit the CDC Website for more information on what the CDC is doing related to CAFOs.
Do not hesitate to call 1-800-CDC-INFO, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if you have any additional questions.
To locate the name of a CAFO, its location, and phone number, try one of the sites below. Not sure how to use the search features? Just type in the information that you do know, and see what you find. You'll sometimes learn that one CAFO owner is doing business under several different business names.
In Michigan, through the DLEG (Department of Labor and Economic Growth)
In other states, most are through the Secretary of State office
Netscape Yellow Pages
Aerial photo sources - note that you may need a high-speed connection to use some of these services effectively, or your computer may bog down in the download.