|SB 0656||Requires clean water commission to regulate animal feeding operations|
|LR Number:||1731S.01I||Fiscal Note:||1731-01|
|Committee:||Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Natural Resources|
|Last Action:||03/10/03 - Second Read and Referred S Agriculture, Conservation,||Journal page:||S426|
|Parks and Natural Resources Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2003|
SB 656 - This act transfers the authority to regulate animal feeding operations from the Department of Natural Resources to the Clean Water Commission.
This act allows the Clean Water Commission to promulgate rules for the establishment, construction and operation of class IA concentrated animal feeding operations. Regulatory controls imposed by a local governmental entity shall be based on peer reviewed, scientific evidence. If the local controls are challenged, the burden of proof is shifted to the local governing body.
This act allows for buffers between confinement buildings and any public building or occupied residence.
This act eliminates the notice given to adjoining property owners when applying for construction permits. Information required for a construction permit are: 1) number of animals; 2) waste handling plan; 3) location and number of acres; 4) name and address of a registered agent; 5) notice of the Commission to accept written comments for 30 days; and 6) the address of the regional or state offices of the Commission.
The Commission shall issue a permit or respond with a letter of comment within 45 days of receiving a completed application.
The provisions of this act do not apply to any livestock market.
This act allows for any permit issued before August 28, 2003
to be valid under the provisions of these sections.