Purdue University 1997 Swine Day Report
Changes Coming Soon to Indiana's Confined Feeding Regulations
Agricultural Liason, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
With the passage of House bill 1915, the Indiana Department of Environmental
Management has identified several new requirements for livestock producers
applying for Confined Feeding Approvals. Holders of existing Confined Feeding
Approvals are also subject to new requirements under the new law. These
requirements became effective on July 1, 1997.
- All applicants must have a manure management plan that includes soil testing
procedures, manure testing procedures and maps of application areas.
- An updated manure management plan must be sent to IDEM at least once every
five years to maintain a valid confined feeding approval.
- Confined feeding operations approved prior to July 1, 1997 shall submit a
manure management plan to IDEM before July 1, 2000.
- IDEM must make a determination on an application within 90 days after
receipt of a complete application.
- IDEM will establish a compliance and technical assistance program for
confined feeding owners and operators in conjunction with university and
- IDEM shall update the AW-1 guidance document for confined feeding operators
before January 1, 1998.
- Operations approved after July 1, 1997 will require the applicant to send
IDEM an affidavit that the operation was constructed and will be operated in
accordance with the requirements of the agency's approval. This affidavit is due
30 days after construction is completed.
- All applicants must submit an application fee of $100.
IDEM is coordinating with the Cooperative Extension Service at Purdue
University, NRCS and commodity groups to provide education and assistance to
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