February 6, 2012
New Permitting Information for Indiana Beef Feedlot Operators
February 6 2012 Remington Indiana: Miles Ridgway President of Summit Livestock Facilities a DBA and brand of FBi Buildings Inc. has announced the availability of newly published information about the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) regarding the permitting of confined beef feedlot operations in Indiana. According to Ridgway this new information is being released by Summit Livestock Facilities to help those beef producers who may be unsure of the new and changing beef feedlot permitting requirements in Indiana. The new information has been written by Mike Veenhuizen Ph.D. P.E. from Livestock Engineering Solutions Inc of Greenwood Indiana and published by Summit Livestock Facilities as a free service to the beef industry in Indiana. Veenhuizen is an engineering professional in Indiana and frequently consults with beef producers and other livestock operators regarding permitting and facilities design.
Subjects in the new publication include:
- How the state of Indiana defines a regulated livestock farm and what state and federal permits are required for various categories of operations
- Facts about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed new NPDES CAFO reporting rule that would require facility-specific information about all concentrated animal feeding operations in Indiana
- Public participation in the Indiana permitting process and what operators need to know about informing people in their communities about their plans to build a new or expand a concentrated animal feeding operation
Additional information is included about the performance standards and general operational requirements operators must achieve to remain compliant including the need for a manure management plan with self-inspection and application records. Interested parties may request this free publication by contacting a Summit Livestock Facilities representative at 1-800-213-0567 or by visiting the Summit Livestock Facilities website: www.summitlivestock.com. Summit Livestock Facilities helps livestock producers manage risk ensure regulatory compliance and improve profit potential. Services of the company include consulting relative to financial feasibility funding environmental regulatory permitting and ongoing compliance. Summit designs and builds monoslope beef barns gable beef barns manure storage and commodity storage buildings and other beef related structures and provides turn-key comprehensive construction management of those projects.