Commenting open: November 15, 2022 12:00AM CT - December 15, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Willies - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Willies animal feedlot located in Stevens County.
The facility will house 3,300 head of swine in a total confinement barn. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within a concrete-lined storage structure. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. This permitting action includes the proposed construction of an animal holding area and liquid manure storage area at the facility.
This permit requires the facility to be designed, operated and maintained to prevent discharge to waters, except in an extreme storm event. Operators are required to land apply manure at agronomic rates, observe water setbacks, and maintain records of land application activities, including location, timing, and rate of application. Please refer to the draft permit for additional requirements.
MPCA’s feedlot permit strives to protect our lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and groundwater by preventing manure from polluting water. The permit applies to most aspects of livestock management including the location, design, construction, operation, and management of feedlots and manure handling facilities. Minnesota has approximately 18,000 registered livestock operations.
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