Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Program

The Agency of Natural Resources’ draft Medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit is now on public notice through 5/10/22.  A public hearing has been scheduled for 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM on April 26th, 2022, with virtual and in-person options.  

The hearing will consist of a short introduction by the CAFO Program followed by time for attendees to make comments and ask questions.  Following the hearing, the CAFO Program will respond in writing to comments and questions received during the comment period and hearing.  The hearing can be joined online through Microsoft Teams, with a call-in option or can be attended in-person at the ANR Annex located at 190 Junction Rd, Berlin, VT. Online attendance is encouraged.

Link to join the public meeting via Microsoft Teams computer or mobile app

For call in option (audio only): 1 802-828-7667, please enter conference ID 472 649 837 followed by #  

Additional drafts of the General Permit, responses to AAFM and EPA comments, and a response summary below represent changes made during the stakeholder process that took place between March 2021 and November 2021 in advance of the formal public comment period. 

To submit comments please navigate to the permit using the ENB number PN22.0009785 on the Environmental Notice Bulletin, or send comments directly to

Draft Medium CAFO GP and Fact Sheet on Notice:

Previous drafts of the Medium CAFO GP and Fact Sheet and supporting documents:

The 2013 CAFO General Permit can be found here

Program Contact Information

Clarice Cutler – Program Manager 802-490-6181
Abbi Pajak - Environmental Analyst 802-490-4741