Public Comment Form

Commenting open: November 23, 2022 12:00AM CT - December 23, 2022 11:59PM CT.

Spring Prairie Colony - Feedlot Permit

We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Spring Prairie Colony animal feedlot located in Clay County.

The facility will house 1,385 head of dairy and 2,000 head of poultry in total confinement barns. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within earthen lined, concrete lined, and steel tank storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility with land application fields. Process wastewater and manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within lined structures and treated via vegetation. Manure generated at the facility will be applied to surrounding cropland at agronomic rates. The final animal unit (AU) capacity of the facility will remain unchanged at 1,238.5 AU.

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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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
c/o Taylor Hosszu
714 Lake Ave, Ste 220
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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