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MPCA seeks public comment on feedlot policy


July 30, 2009
By Capitol Report Staff

July 30, 2009 – Public comments are being accepted through Aug. 12 by the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a proposed five-year general
operating permit for large feedlots in Minnesota, otherwise known as
concentrated animal feeding operations.

July 30, 2009 – Public comments are being accepted through Aug. 12 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a proposed five-year general operating permit for large feedlots in Minnesota, otherwise known as concentrated animal feeding operations.

The draft permit would prohibit the discharge of pollutants from livestock production areas and restrict the amount of pollutants entering waters as a result of land application of manure. It is intended to protect surface water quality around feedlot facilities and minimize any potential impacts from pollution caused by pathogens and nutrients, primarily from manure.

The 2011-16 draft general permit is a combination of the federal requirements for large feedlots and Minnesota rules and statutes.

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Copies of the permit and fact sheet are available at www.pca.state.mn.us or by calling the MPCA at (651) 296-6300. During the public comment period, comments should be sent to Kim Brynildson, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155.

For more information, call (800) 657-3864 or visit the MPCA website .


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