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Medium CAFO General Permit

As part of its authority under the Federal Clean Water Act, the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has developed a Medium Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) General Permit that will offer National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) protection to eligible Medium Farms in Vermont that apply for permit coverage.  If you are the operator of a Medium Farm and would like to remain permitted under the MFO GP, you do not need to take any action. If you are interested in coverage under the Medium CAFO GP or an Individual CAFO Permit, or if you have any questions, please contact Clarice Cutler or Abbi Pajak in the CAFO Program. 

The revised Agency of Natural Resources’ Medium CAFO General Permit was issued on 1/17/2023.

Notice of Intent (NOI) - Operators seeking coverage under the Medium CAFO GP are encouraged to review the GP and the NOI and contact Clarice to schedule a preapplication meeting or phone call.

2023 Medium CAFO GP and Fact Sheet:

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, as well as during the formal public comment period. 

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