3rd Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to agriculture; modifying provisions relating 1.3 to feedlots; providing for a level 1 feedlot 1.4 inventory; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 1.5 Statutes, chapter 116. 1.6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.7 Section 1. [116.0712] [FEEDLOT PERMIT CONDITIONS.] 1.8 (a) The agency shall not require feedlot permittees to 1.9 maintain records as to rainfall or snowfall as a condition of a 1.10 general feedlot permit if the owner directs the commissioner or 1.11 agent of the commissioner to appropriate data on precipitation 1.12 maintained by a government agency or educational institution. 1.13 (b) A feedlot permittee shall give notice to the agency 1.14 when the permittee proposes to transfer ownership or control of 1.15 the feedlot to a new party. The commissioner shall not 1.16 unreasonably withhold or unreasonably delay approval of any 1.17 transfer request. This request shall be handled in accordance 1.18 with sections 116.07 and 15.992. 1.19 (c) The environmental quality board shall review and 1.20 recommend modifications to environmental review rules related to 1.21 phased actions and animal agriculture facilities. The 1.22 environmental quality board shall report recommendations to the 1.23 chairs of the committees of the senate and house of 1.24 representatives with jurisdiction over agriculture and the 1.25 environment by January 1, 2002. 2.1 (d) If the owner of an animal feedlot requests an extension 2.2 for an application for a National Pollutant Discharge 2.3 Elimination permit or state disposal system permit by June 1, 2.4 2001, then the agency shall grant an extension for the 2.5 application to September 1, 2001. 2.6 (e) An animal feedlot in shoreland that has been unused may 2.7 resume operation after obtaining a permit from the agency or 2.8 county, regardless of the number of years that the feedlot was 2.9 unused. 2.10 Sec. 2. [116.07125] [MODIFIED LEVEL ONE FEEDLOT 2.11 INVENTORY.] 2.12 (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), a delegated county 2.13 that has completed a modified level 1 inventory that includes 2.14 facility location, approximate number of animal units, and 2.15 whether the facility is an open lot or confinement operation, 2.16 may report that information to the agency in aggregate. A 2.17 feedlot that is included in an inventory meeting these criteria 2.18 has satisfied registration requirements under agency rule. 2.19 (b) A county must submit to the agency the complete 2.20 registration information for a feedlot having 1,000 animal units 2.21 or greater or a feedlot meeting the definition of a concentrated 2.22 animal feeding operation as defined in Code of Federal 2.23 Regulations, title 40, section 122.23. 2.24 Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.25 Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 2.26 enactment.