Commenting open: September 13, 2022 12:00AM CT - October 13, 2022 11:59PM CT.
Erik Baustian Farm - Feedlot Permit
We invite you to comment on the draft permit for the Erik Baustian animal feedlot located in Pipestone County.
The facility will house 1,700 head of beef cattle - slaughter/steer in total confinement barns and open lots. Liquid manure generated by the animals will be stored within concrete lined storage structures. Solid manure generated by the animals will be stockpiled at the facility and stockpiled with land application fields. Manure contaminated runoff from the facility will be stored within cement lined structures. 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 1,700 AU. This major modification permitting action is including the construction of permanent stockpiles to the current permit at the facility.
This permit requires the facility to be designed, operated and maintained to prevent discharge to waters, except in the event of an extreme storm event. Operators are required to land apply manure at agronomic rates, observe setbacks to waters, and maintain records of land application activities including, location, timing, and rate of application. Please refer to the draft permit for additional requirements.
The 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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