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7020.2005 LOCATION RESTRICTIONS AND EXPANSION LIMITATIONS.

Subpart 1.

Location restrictions.

A new animal feedlot or a manure storage area must not be constructed within a floodplain or within 300 feet of a sinkhole. A new animal feedlot or a manure storage area must not be constructed within the applicable isolation distance required by part 4725.4450 or 100 feet of a water supply well, whichever is greater. Except as provided in items A and B, a new animal feedlot or a manure storage area must not be constructed within shoreland or within 1,000 feet of a community water supply well or other wells serving a public school as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.05, a private school excluding home school sites, or a licensed child care center where the well is vulnerable according to part 4720.5550, subpart 2.

A.

An animal feedlot or a manure storage area located in shoreland meeting the requirements of part 7020.0300, subpart 15, item B, may resume operation after applying for and obtaining a permit under part 7020.0405, subpart 1. The requirements of part 7020.2100, subpart 1, item C, shall be followed for any liquid manure storage areas that have not been used for three years or more.

B.

A new animal feedlot or manure storage area may be constructed within 1,000 feet of a community water supply well or other well serving a public school as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 120A.05, a private school excluding home school sites, or a licensed child care center if the following three conditions are met:

(1)

the Minnesota Department of Health has approved a drinking water supply management area for the well under part 4720.5360;

(2)

the animal feedlot or manure storage area is not within the drinking water supply management area; and

(3)

the animal feedlot or manure storage area is not within 200 feet of the well.

Subp. 2.

Shoreland expansion limitations.

An existing animal feedlot or manure storage area located in shoreland may not expand to a capacity of 1,000 animal units or more or the manure produced by 1,000 animal units or more. An existing animal feedlot or a manure storage area expanding in shoreland shall not locate any portion of the expanded animal feedlot or the manure storage area closer to the ordinary high water mark than any existing portion of the animal feedlot or the manure storage area.

Subp. 3.

Floodplain expansion limitations.

An existing animal feedlot or a manure storage area located in a floodplain may not expand.

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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