Livestock producers who house animals both indoors and outdoors may need a national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit by Dec. 31, 2008. Answering three questions should help producers decide if they need the permit:
- How many animals of the same type do I have (adding together animals of the same type kept indoors and outdoors)?
- Does my operation discharge runoff containing manure components or process wastewater?
- How close are the components of my operation?
The following fact sheets can help producers answer the three questions and determine if an NPDES permit is needed:
The DNR has updated several forms for livestock producers who need a permit for a combined operation. They include:
Owners and operators of small livestock truck washing businesses must apply for a land application permit. Look for the Livestock Truck Wash Land Application Permit Application (DNR form 542-0157) and example permit. Find more information on the DNR’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits pages.