Dry Litter Poultry General Permit

Applicants are authorized to operate a dry litter poultry Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) and to construct and operate poultry mortality incineration equipment 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 all new and existing dry litter poultry farms classified as an Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) that fall under Standard Industrial Classifications 0251 (Broiler, Fryer, and Roaster Chickens) or 0252 (Chicken Eggs)

Announcements

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations General Permit (MSG20). This permit, originally issued in February of 2009, covers the State of Mississippi and will authorize activities associated with dry litter poultry farms that fall under Standard Industrial Classification code 0251 (broiler, fryer, and roaster chickens) or 0252 (chicken eggs). Such activities may include the generation and land application of dry poultry litter as well as air emissions associated with the operation of a poultry farm, and air emissions associated with the construction/operation of air emissions equipment. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations for an additional five-year period. This general permit will replace the previous general permit that expired January 31, 2019. The Dry Litter Poultry General Permit Public Notice Draft can be accessed HERE and Public Notice HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.

Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operation (AFO)