Confined feeding financial ability requirements.

Authors: Representative Thomas Saunders


Provides that, after December 31, 2014, a person may not start: (1) the construction of a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO); or (2) an expansion of a CAFO that would increase animal capacity or manure containment capacity, or both; without obtaining the prior approval of the department of environmental management. Requires, after December 31, 2014, a person who applies or has applied to the department of environmental management for approval of a confined feeding operation or CAFO, or for an individual water pollution control permit for a CAFO, to prove the person's financial ability to pay for closure, postclosure monitoring and maintenance, spill response, and compensation of third parties for bodily injury and property damage in the event of an accidental or intentional release from the person's confined feeding operation or CAFO. Requires the environmental rules board to adopt rules to become effective not later than January 1, 2015, concerning the financial ability requirements.