|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Joint Committee Makes Recommendations on Dairies
|Administrative Regulation Review also voices concerns|
Posted: March 16, 2010
(Juneau) - The Joint Administrative Regulation Review Committee met on Monday to continue discussion items from their previous hearing, including the Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s proposed regulatory changes to cheese-making and other milk production.
The Committee believes that small dairies should not be burdened with expensive or complicated regulations.
At yesterday’s meeting, the Committee requested that a small-producer exemption be enacted into the proposed regulations. A number of small producers attended the March 8 ARRC meeting, asking for an exemption from these proposed DEC regulations, similar to the way that the State of Oregon exempts small dairies from certain regulations. The committee’s recommendations hope to address the effects the regulations will have on small dairies and consumers.
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