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2019 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to livestock operations.
Catchline/Summary: Requires Department of Environmental Quality or State Department of Agriculture approval as prerequisite to construction, installation, operation or maintenance of large confined animal feeding operation or large concentrated animal feeding operation.
Requires State Department of Agriculture confirmation of adequate water supply availability and issuance of necessary federal, state and local licenses and permits prior to issuance of final approval of feeding operation by department or Department of Environmental Quality. Limits fees for approvals. Requires that permit for large confined animal feeding operation or large concentrated feeding operation located in ground water management area and applying animal waste to land be issued as individual permit. Authorizes Department of Environmental Quality and State Department of Agriculture to adopt rules making insurance policy or alternative security prerequisite to permit for operating or conducting large confined animal feeding operation or large concentrated animal feeding operation. Authorizes Department of Environmental Quality and State Department of Agriculture to undertake cleanup and repurposing of vacated large confined animal feeding operation or large concentrated animal feeding operation. Allows action to recover costs that Department of Environmental Quality or State Department of Agriculture incurs due to reckless, malicious, bad faith or illegal conduct encountered during investigation or proceeding concerning large confined animal feeding operation or concentrated animal feeding operation violation of certain laws, rules or permit terms and conditions. Specifies that permit requirement for activities increasing effluent in manner not already lawfully authorized applies for large concentrated animal feeding operations.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources
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