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SB 405 - Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits - Kansas Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits

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Title: Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes confined feeding facilities within city limits.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “confined feeding facility” as any building, lot, pen, pool, or pond that is used for the confined feeding of animals or fowl for food or pleasure purposes (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “animal unit capacity” as the maximum number of animal units that a confined feeding facility is designed to accommodate (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “habitable structure” as structures that are occupied, maintained, or owned by individuals other than the private operator of the confined feeding facility (Sec. 1).

  • Requires any new confined feeding facility with an animal unit capacity of 300 or more to register with the secretary of health and environment and pay a $25 fee (Sec. 1).

  • Requires any new confined feeding facility found to have significant water pollution potential or an animal unit capacity of 1,000 or more to obtain a permit from the secretary (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that no permit will be required from the secretary if there is found to be no identified water pollution potential posed by the confined feeding facility (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the secretary to reduce the separation distance requirements of a confined feeding facility if it is found that no permit is required or if no substantial objection from the owners of habitable structures within the separation distance is received in response to the public notice (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that separation requirements shall not apply if the confined feeding facility obtains written agreement from all owners of habitable structures within the separation distance stating that such owners are aware of the expansion and have no objections (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Environment to exempt any farm from water quality standards if the freshwater reservoir and bordering land of such farm is under the same private ownership, except when it relates to certain water quality issues including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Water discharge;

    • Seepage from the reservoir to waters of the state;

    • Either surface or groundwater; or

    • A challenge to public health.

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Title: Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes confined feeding facilities within city limits.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “confined feeding facility” as any building, lot, pen, pool, or pond that is used for the confined feeding of animals or fowl for food or pleasure purposes (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “animal unit capacity” as the maximum number of animal units that a confined feeding facility is designed to accommodate (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “habitable structure” as structures that are occupied, maintained, or owned by individuals other than the private operator of the confined feeding facility (Sec. 1).

  • Requires any new confined feeding facility with an animal unit capacity of 300 or more to register with the secretary of health and environment and pay a $25 fee (Sec. 1).

  • Requires any new confined feeding facility found to have significant water pollution potential or an animal unit capacity of 1,000 or more to obtain a permit from the secretary (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that no permit will be required from the secretary if there is found to be no identified water pollution potential posed by the confined feeding facility (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the secretary to reduce the separation distance requirements of a confined feeding facility if it is found that no permit is required or if no substantial objection from the owners of habitable structures within the separation distance is received in response to the public notice (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that separation requirements shall not apply if the confined feeding facility obtains written agreement from all owners of habitable structures within the separation distance stating that such owners are aware of the expansion and have no objections (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Environment to exempt any farm from water quality standards if the freshwater reservoir and bordering land of such farm is under the same private ownership, except when it relates to certain water quality issues including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Water discharge;

    • Seepage from the reservoir to waters of the state;

    • Either surface or groundwater; or

    • A challenge to public health.

Title: Authorizes Confined Feeding Facilities Within City Limits

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