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HF 4320

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/26/2024 02:21pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying feedlot permit provisions to require certain
manure management plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.0711,
subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 116.0711, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.


(a) The agency shall not require feedlot permittees to maintain
records as to rainfall or snowfall as a condition of a general feedlot permit if the owner
directs the commissioner or agent of the commissioner to appropriate data on precipitation
maintained by a government agency or educational institution.

(b) A feedlot permittee shall give notice to the agency when the permittee proposes to
transfer ownership or control of the feedlot to a new party. The commissioner shall not
unreasonably withhold or unreasonably delay approval of any transfer request. This request
shall be handled in accordance with sections 116.07 and 15.992.

(c) An animal feedlot in shoreland that has been unused may resume operation after
obtaining a permit from the agency or county, regardless of the number of years that the
feedlot was unused.

new text begin (d) Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, chapter 7020, a person who applies manure in a
Level 2 or higher drinking water supply management area as designated under Minnesota
Rules, part 1573.0040, must follow a manure management plan approved by the
commissioner. A manure management plan for a Level 2 or higher drinking water supply
management area must include the Department of Agriculture's recommended best
management practices that are published on the department website for that drinking water
supply management area.
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