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
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Current Bill Summary

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.