Engrossed House Bill (S)

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Regulation of confined feeding operations. Amends the law on confined feeding operations (CFOs, which include any confined feeding of at least 300 cattle, 600 swine or sheep, 30,000 fowl, or 500 horses). Repeals the statute requiring a person to obtain the "prior approval" of the department of environmental management (IDEM) before constructing or operating a CFO. Provides instead that a person must obtain a permit from IDEM before constructing or operating a CFO. Requires a permit amendment before: (1) construction of a replacement manure storage facility that would not increase the CFO's manure storage capacity; (2) a change that would Regulation of confined feeding operations. Amends the law on confined feeding operations (CFOs, which include any confined feeding of at least 300 cattle, 600 swine or sheep, 30,000 fowl, or 500 horses). Repeals the statute requiring a person to obtain the "prior approval" of the department of environmental management (IDEM) before constructing or operating a CFO. Provides instead that a person must obtain a permit from IDEM before constructing or operating a CFO. Requires a permit amendment before: (1) construction of a replacement manure storage facility that would not increase the CFO's manure storage capacity; (2) a change that would increase a CFO's manure volume by 10% or more or decrease the size of a CFO's manure storage facility by 10% or more; or (3) a change to a CFO that would increase manure storage capacity by less than 10%. Requires a new permit for: (1) the construction of a new manure storage facility that would increase manure storage capacity beyond the capacity approved in the CFO's most recently issued permit; or (2) a change to a CFO's manure storage facility that would increase storage capacity by 10% or more. Requires the submission of a facility change notification to IDEM under certain circumstances and requires the construction of additional manure storage capacity under certain circumstances. Makes changes concerning disclosure statements and notice of applications. ... View more