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7020.2000 OVERVIEW.

Subpart 1.

In general.

An owner of an animal feedlot or a manure storage area, and any person storing, transporting, disposing, or utilizing animal manure, or process wastewaters, shall comply with parts 7020.2000 to 7020.2225.

Subp. 2.

Animal manure and wastewaters not used as domestic fertilizer.

Animal manure or process wastewaters not used as domestic fertilizer must be treated or disposed of in accordance with applicable rules. An owner not using manure or process wastewaters as domestic fertilizer shall apply for a permit according to part 7020.0405, subpart 1, item A or B.

Subp. 3.

Manure packs and mounding.

Manure accumulations created by manure packs or mounding must be managed such that a pollution hazard is not created or maintained. Land application must be in accordance with part 7020.2225.

Subp. 4.

Neighbor notification of proposed construction or expansion of 500 animal units or more.

A.

An owner of an animal feedlot or manure storage area proposing to construct or expand an animal feedlot capable of holding 500 or more animal units, or a manure storage area capable of holding the manure produced by 500 or more animal units, shall not less than 20 business days before the date on which a permit is issued, provide notice to:

(1)

each resident and each owner of real property within 5,000 feet of the perimeter of the proposed feedlot by:

(a)

publishing in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected area a notification containing the following information:

i.

the names of the owners or the legal name of the facility;

ii.

the location of the facility by county, township, section, and quarter section;

iii.

species of livestock and total animal units;

iv.

types of confinement buildings, lots, and areas at the animal feedlot; and

v.

the types of manure storage areas;

(b)

sending a written notice to each resident and owner of real property containing the information in unit (a) delivered by first class mail or in person; or

(c)

providing equal or greater notification required as part of a county or township permitting process; and

(2)

the clerk of the town in which the animal feedlot or manure storage area is proposed, by sending a copy of the notice to the clerk via first class mail.

B.

The owner shall provide documentation to the commissioner or county feedlot pollution control officer that the required notifications have been completed as required under part 7020.0505, subpart 4, item D. The agency or a county board must verify that notice was provided as required under item A before issuing a permit.

Subp. 5.

Government notifications of proposed construction or expansion.

An owner proposing to construct or expand an animal feedlot or manure storage area shall notify the government authorities listed in items A and B. Notification must be on a form provided by the commissioner and include the information in subpart 4, item A, subitem (1), unit (a), subunits i to v. The owner shall provide documentation to the commissioner or county feedlot pollution control officer that the required notifications have been completed as required under part 7020.0505, subpart 4, item C.

A.

The commissioner, or in a delegated county the county feedlot pollution control officer, at least 30 days prior to commencement of construction of a new animal feedlot or manure storage area or an expansion of an existing animal feedlot capable of holding fewer than 300 animal units or a manure storage area capable of holding the manure produced by fewer than 300 animal units after construction. Notification under this item is complete if the owner is proposing construction or modification of a liquid manure storage area and has submitted plans and specifications in accordance with part 7020.2100, subpart 4.

B.

All local zoning authorities, including county, town, and city zoning authorities, of the proposed construction or expansion at least 30 days prior to commencement of construction of a new feedlot or manure storage area or an expansion of an existing animal feedlot or manure storage area.

Subp. 6.

Record of livestock owners and manure sources.

Owners of animal feedlots or manure storage areas that raise livestock that are not owned by them or store manure not produced at their facilities must record and retain on file the names of the livestock or manure source owners for at least the most recent three years.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 115.03; 116.07; 122.23

History:

25 SR 834; 38 SR 1535

Published Electronically:

June 6, 2014