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Feedlot Permit Program

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)                    

Public Notice for the Renewal of the General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Continuance of Dec 16, 2015, Hearing

DENR has issued a formal public notice for the proposed renewal of the department’s General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations on the department's One Stop Public Notice Website and in 10 daily published newspapers. The department is required to notify every municipality, county, Indian tribe, and other interested parties when public noticing a Surface Water Discharge permit. The notice is required to assure local governmental entities and citizens have an opportunity to comment on it before it is issued. Details of the notice and other information are located at the department's One Stop Public Notice Website.


Preliminary Draft of Proposed Renewal of the General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

DENR presented information on a preliminary draft of the proposed renewal of the department’s General Water Pollution Control Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations to interested parties over the SDSU Extension Service’s digital network on September 17, 2015. A preliminary draft permit was provided prior to the meeting and this presentation was given at the meeting.  A recording of the meeting is located in the link below.  At the request of some of those attending the meeting, parties had until September 28, 2015, to submit informal comments. The department's response to these comments is located below.


In South Dakota, concentrated animal feeding operations are regulated by a water pollution control permit. One of the permit requirements is that producers submit the plans for their manure management system. The plans and specifications for their system must meet Department of Environment and Natural Resources design requirements and be approved by a department engineer. For more information, contact Kent Woodmansey with the Feedlot Permit Program at (605) 773-3351.                  

The department has developed tools to assist producers in understanding the permitting process, selecting a good location for a new operation, and to answer common questions about the general permit. The department maintains a list of consultants who have indicated they provide engineering and/or geotechnical services related to the design of manure management systems. The department also maintains a list of crop consultants that can assist producers with preparing initial and annual nutrient management plans.

General Permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and an application form for obtaining coverage under the permit. View and Print or Complete Online and Print

Information for New and Expanding CAFOs

Environmental Training for Livestock Producers

Nutrient Management/Manure Management Tools

CAFO FAQ's

How to file a CAFO complaint

DENR's CAFO Rules

Wet Weather Management Information

Other Educational Materials

EPA'S CAFO Rules-Notice: Clicking here will take you to EPA's website

Should you have any questions, contact Kent Woodmansey at (605) 773-3351.

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