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Livestock Siting Proceedure
Purpose - The purpose of this
Ordinance is to regulate the location, design, construction,
installation, alteration, and use of animal waste storage
facilities. The application of waste from these facilities is
also regulated in order to prevent water pollution and thereby
protect the health of Walworth County residents and transients,
prevent the spread of disease, and promote the prosperity and
general welfare of the citizens of Walworth County. It is also
intended to provide for the administration and enforcement of the
ordinance and to provide penalties for its violation.
Link to Ordinance -
Chapter 6 - ANIMALS (Article
IV. - Animal Waste Storage Ordinance)
Applicability - Any person who
designs, constructs, installs, reconstructs, enlarges, or
substantially alters any animal waste storage facility or who
employs another person to do the same on land subject to the
provision of this Ordinance.
Compliance With Permit
Requirements - A person is in compliance with this Ordinance if
he or she follows the procedures of this Ordinance, receives a
permit from Walworth County Land Conservation before beginning
activities subject to regulation under this section, and complies
with the requirements of the permit.
Permit Required - No person
may undertake an activity subject to this Ordinance without
obtaining a permit from Walworth County Land Conservation prior to
beginning the proposed activity.
Animal Waste Storage Facility and
Nutrient Management Plan - Each application for a permit under
this section shall include an animal waste storage facility plan and
a nutrient management plan. Prior to issuance of a permit,
animal waste storage facility plans shall be approved either by the
NRCS or a DATCP Engineer or designee, by a registered professional
engineer, or by a Land Conservation employee with proper level of
certification as granted under the WDATCP agricultural certification
program as specified in
ATCP 50. The animal waste storage facility plan shall
(a) The number and
kinds of animals, and duration for which storage is provided.
(b) A sketch of the
facility and its location in relation to buildings, roads, lot lines
and other features within two hundred fifty (250) feet, and homes
within five hundred (500) feet of the proposed facility. The
sketch shall be drawn to scale, with a scale no smaller than one
inch equals on hundred (100) feet.
construction specifications, including but not limited to
dimensions, cross section views with dike or wall thickness and
(d) The location of
any wells within 300 feet of the facility.
(e) The soil test
pit locations and descriptions or logs to a depth of at least three
feet below the planned bottom of the facility.
(f) The elevation
of seasonally high groundwater or bedrock if encountered in the soil
profile and the date of any such determinations.
(g) Method of
transferring animal wastes to the animal waste storage facility.
(h) Provisions for
adequate drainage and control of runoff to prevent pollution of
surface water and groundwater. If a navigable body of water
lies within 500 feet of the facility, the location and distance to
the body of water shall be shown.
(i) The scale of
the drawing and north arrow.
(j) Description of
bench mark(s) including elevation(s) expressed in feet and
(k) A time schedule
for construction of the facility.
Nutrient Management Plan - The
Nutrient Management Plan is required initially to ensure that
suitable area is available for application of waste. The plan
shall conform with the requirement of the USDA-NRCS Technical Guide
Standard 590 for Nutrient Management. The Nutrient Management
Plan shall specify plans for utilization of the animal waste,
including the amount of land available for application of waste,
identification of the areas where the waste will be used, soil types
and limitations on waste application due to soil limitation, type
and proximity of bedrock or water table, slope of land, and
proximity to surface water.
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