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7020.2003 WATER QUALITY DISCHARGE STANDARDS.

Subpart 1.

Subsurface discharges from animal feedlots and manure storage areas.

No person shall discharge animal manure, manure-contaminated runoff, or process wastewater from any animal feedlot, including a CAFO, or manure storage area into a sinkhole, fractured bedrock, well, surface tile intake, mine, quarry, or other natural or constructed channels that convey fluids to groundwater.

Subp. 2.

Surface water discharges from CAFOs and animal feedlots with 1,000 animal units or more.

No person shall discharge animal manure, manure-contaminated runoff, or process wastewater from a CAFO or an animal feedlot with 1,000 animal units or more to waters of the United States or to surface waters of the state except as provided in this part.

A.

An owner of an animal feedlot that is a CAFO or is capable of holding 1,000 animal units or more, or a manure storage area capable of holding the manure produced by 1,000 animal units or more, shall comply with the effluent limitation requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 412, and discharge only as authorized by an NPDES, SDS, or other applicable permit.

B.

No discharge, as defined by Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 122.2, shall be allowed from a CAFO into waters of the United States, unless the animal feedlot or manure storage area has an NPDES permit authorizing such discharge.

C.

No discharge shall be allowed from a CAFO or an animal feedlot capable of holding 1,000 animal units or more or a manure storage area capable of holding the manure produced by 1,000 animal units or more into waters of the state unless the animal feedlot or manure storage area has an SDS permit authorizing the discharge.

Subp. 3.

Other facilities.

An owner of an animal feedlot or a manure storage area shall comply with the effluent limitations in part 7053.0305 unless the animal feedlot or the manure storage area is subject to the effluent limitation requirements in subpart 2 or subject to an effluent limitation established in a permit issued under this chapter.

Subp. 4.

[Repealed, 38 SR 1535]

Subp. 5.

[Repealed, 38 SR 1535]

Subp. 6.

[Repealed, 38 SR 1535]

Statutory Authority:

MS s 115.03; 116.07; 122.23

History:

25 SR 834; 38 SR 1535

Published Electronically:

June 6, 2014

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