Counties That Want To Evaluate Confinement Facility Locations Must Act Soon
Date posted - November 29, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa — Counties interested in evaluating proposed confinement facility locations must adopt and file a construction evaluation resolution, then submit the resolution to the DNR between Jan. 1 and 31.
About 87 counties pass a resolution each year, allowing the county to review the master matrix for totally roofed animal feeding operations that need a construction permit before building.
Gene Tinker, the DNR’s animal feeding operations coordinator says that this is an opportunity for counties to provide input to producers on site selection, and the type of structures and facility management being proposed. He says that county supervisors can review and comment on the master matrix that producers submit.
Producers in counties that file the resolutions must meet higher standards than other permitted sites. They must earn points on the master matrix by choosing a site and using practices that reduce effects on the environment and the community.
Counties that participate in the master matrix process may accompany the DNR on site visits to proposed locations. The county board of supervisors may also appeal the DNR’s preliminary approval of a permit to the Environmental Protection Commission.
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