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Ag Program

Set Backs For Small Swine Facilities

Barns, Stables, Pens or Growing Houses (not including lagoon, storage pond, or waste utilization areas)

Wells

  • Human Drinking Water Wells - 200 feet (excluding the applicants which must be 50 feet)
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 50 feet (per Reg. 61-71)

Ditches except site drainage:

  • which drain to waters of the state excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet
  • which drain to ephemeral or intermittent streams - 50 feet

Residences/Property Lines

  • 0 to 250,000 lbs. - 200 feet from the property line or 1,000 feet from the nearest residence whichever is greater
  • 250,001 to 500,000 lbs. - 400 feet from the property line or 1,000 feet from the nearest residence whichever is greater
  • Distances may be reduced with permission from adjoining property owner

Waters of the State including ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet (Setback for ephemeral and intermittent stream may be reduced if a permanent vegetative water qualitiy buffer is provided)

 

Lagoons or Waste Storage Ponds

  • Wells Human Drinking Water Wells - 200 feet
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 100 feet (per Reg. 61-71)

Ditches except site drainage:

  • which drain to waters of state excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet 
  • which drain to ephemeral or intermittent streams - 50 feet

Residences/Property lines

  • 0 to 250,000 lbs. - 300 feet from the property or 1,000 feet to the nearest residence which ever is greater
  • 250,001 to 500,001 lbs. - 600 feet from the property or 1,000 feet to the nearest residence which ever is greater
  • All distances may be reduced with permission from adjoining property owner.

Waters of the State

  • Waters of the State excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 500 feet. However, if waters classified as ORW or Shellfish or waters are critical habitat of endangered species then 1,320 feet (may be reduced to 1000 feet if concrete used). In both cases, if a fail safe design is utilized to prevent swine waste in the event of a lagoon failure from entering waters of the state (not including ephemeral and intermittent streams) the distances can be reduced to 200 feet. 
  • ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet

Waste Utilization Areas

Wells

  • Human Drinking Water Wells - 200 feet
  • Animal Drinking Water Wells - 100 feet (per Reg 61-71)

Ditches:

  • which drain to waters of state excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet
  • which drain to ephemeral or intermittent streams - 50 feet

Residences/Property lines

  • If injection is the method of application, no setback from residences or property line.
  • If injection not used, 300 feet from the nearest residence. If no residence within 300 feet, no setback from the property line. Distance maybe reduced with consent of adjoining property owner.

Waters of the State

  • Waters of the State excluding ephemeral and intermittent streams - 100 feet (regardless of method of application)
  • ephemeral and intermittent streams and the method application is:
    • spray irrigation -100 feet
    • incorporation - 75 feet (can be reduced to 50 feet if incorporated within 24 hours)
    • injection - 50 feet


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