Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Applicants are authorized to operate a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), construct and operate mortality incineration equipment, and to discharge storm water associated with agricultural activities under the terms and conditions of this permit only upon receipt of written notification of approval of coverage by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Office of Pollution Control (OPC) staff.

This permit may provide coverage for a new and existing farm classified as a CAFO that fall under Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) 0211 (beef cattle feedlots), 0213 (swine), 0214 (sheep and goats), 0241 (dairy), 0251 (broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens), 0252 (chicken eggs), 0253 (turkeys and turkey eggs), 0254 (poultry hatcheries), 0259 (poultry and eggs not elsewhere classified), or 0272 (horses).

Announcements

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations General Permit (MSG22). This permit, originally issued in August of 2010, covers the State of Mississippi and will authorize activities associated with concentrated animal feeding operations that fall under Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) 0211 (beef cattle feedlots), 0213 (swine), 0214 (sheep and goats), 0241 (dairy), 0251 (broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens), 0252 (chicken eggs), 0253 (turkeys and turkey eggs), 0254 (poultry hatcheries), 0259 (poultry and eggs not elsewhere classified), or 0272 (horses). Such activities may include the generation and land application of manure, litter, or process wastewater as well as air emissions associated with the operation of a concentrated animal feeding operation, and air emissions associated with the construction/operation of air emissions equipment. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired June 30, 2020. The Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation General Permit Public Notice Draft can be found Here.  The Draft Permit can be found HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO)