Trenton will be among four sites in Missouri where meetings will be held this month to explain new permit regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations. The free sessions are sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension commercial agriculture swine focus team and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The sessions will allow operators to ask questions and receive answers specific to their individual operations. The informational session at Trenton is Tuesday, July 17th at 1 o'clock at the Barton Farm Campus of North Central Missouri College.
The free informational sessions are to begin with a 30 minute presentation on record-keeping requirements and permit options for animal feeding operations. University of Missouri faculty and DNR staff will answer questions. No reservations are required.
Regulations require all operations confining 1,000 or more of any class of animal to have an operating permit. The rule changes have expanded the number of general permit options in Missouri from one to two. Operations with a general permit must choose either the state no-discharge general operating permit, or the National pollutant discharge elimination system general permit. The free for either permit is $150.00. The deadline for submitting a permit renewal form is August 27th.
Information about the regulations is to be mailed early this month to subscribers of a University of Missouri commercial agriculture newspaper, and to permitted confined animal feeding operations in Missouri.