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Senate Bill 0221


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Senate Bill 0221

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB221 (Updated April 20, 2009 2:22 pm - DI 84)

Confined animal feeding. Amends the definitions of "applicant" and "responsible party" for purposes of confined feeding statutes. Amends the definition of "confined feeding operation" (CFO) to be consistent with the federal definition of "concentrated animal feeding operation" (CAFO) and eliminates separate CFO and CAFO references. Makes the confined feeding control statute part of the defined term "environmental management laws". Eliminates the exception from the requirement for department of environmental management (IDEM) construction approval for a CAFO that obtains an NPDES permit. Requires IDEM approval of confined feeding operation expansion that increases animal capacity or manure containment capacity. Establishes good character disclosure requirements for CFOs, applicable to both new construction and certain expansions. Provides that disclosure of acts and omissions in violation of foreign law applies only if the acts and omissions would have violated state or federal environmental law if the act or omission had occurred in the United States. Provides that disclosure requirements do not apply to a renewal of an IDEM approval and apply only if alleged acts and omissions subject to disclosure presented a substantial endangerment to human health or the environment. Requires an applicant for the construction or expansion of a CFO to inform land owners and occupants whose land is within 1/2 mile of certain parts of the CFO within 10 days after submitting the application. Allows the department of environmental management to review and act on disclosed good character information. Applies good character disclosure requirements to pending confined feeding projects.
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