North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Inc. v. Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Resources
North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Inc. petitioned the state appeals court to review a lower court decision reinstating three conditions to the animal waste permitting process that farmers contend are “unnecessary,” “burdensome,” and an invasion of their business operations. The group, which advocates for North Carolina's farmers, argued that the changes should have been introduced through a formal rulemaking process.
[To accompany State Court Case Law Update "North Carolina Animal Agriculture Industry Challenges State Waste Permitting Process" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 156.]