Missouri seeks comment on proposed CAFO changes
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on
proposed changes to the rules covering concentrated animal feeding
August 5, 2008, Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on proposed changes to the rules covering concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
The changes, which would incorporate federal rule changes into state regulations, would modify requirements for setbacks for land application, requirements for nutrient management plans, lower the animal threshold number for swine weighing less than 55 pounds from 15,000 to 10,000 (Class 1C operations) and expand the inspection, record keeping and annual reporting requirements.
The proposed changes can be viewed at www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/moreg/current/2008/v33n12/v33n12a.pdf#Page=8.
The Missouri Clean Water Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes at its September 7 meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Q Hotel and Spa, 560 Westport Road, Kansas City.
The public has until September 17 to submit written comments on the proposed rule changes. They can be sent to:
Department of Natural Resources
Water Protection Program
Attention: Darrick Steen, Agricultural Unit Chief
P.O. Box 176,
Jefferson City, MO