WA DOE rewriting rules for feedlot permits
April 17, 2015 by Capital Press
April 17, 2015, Olympia, WA – The Washington Department of Ecology this year will rewrite the rules for managing manure from feedlots, a move that could increase the number of livestock producers required to obtain a state permit to confine their animals.
Only 10 facilities state wide currently have Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation permits, which lay out steps they take to stop manure from running into surface water. In return, permit holders receive some protection from sanctions if a heavy storm overwhelms preventive measures. READ MORE