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New Construction Certification form for confinements

  • 2/13/2020 10:22:00 AM
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To help producers and contractors, DNR has posted the Construction Certification form which notifies the agency after confinement construction is complete. With the time delay between receiving a construction permit and construction completion, contractors sometimes neglect to certify construction. However, the certification is required before populating any permitted confinement with more than 1,000 animal unit capacity. 

Called the Construction Certification for Confinements, DNR form 542-0627 must be filed with DNR prior to storing any manure. Once the form is received, one of the DNR engineers will issue a written “authorization to use.” The facility can be populated after the authorization is received.

Confinement producers with new, expanded or modified buildings totaling greater than 1,000 animal units are required to obtain a construction permit prior to building. 

Find forms on the DNR’s Animal Feeding Operations webpage.