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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Confined feeding operations and CAFOs. Provides that a person may not start: (1) the construction of a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO); or (2) an expansion of a CAFO that would increase animal capacity or manure containment capacity, or both; without obtaining the prior approval of the department of environmental management. Provides for financial assurance requirements to be imposed on confined feeding operations and CAFOs through the adoption of administrative rules. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules establishing the financial assurance requirements before January 1, 2014.