The purpose of this website is to help livestock producers with waste management issues and provide understandable information about the regulations. For more information, click on the buttons below.
- For compliance issues arising from COVID-19, please work with the Utah Division of Water Quality. Enforcement discretion (upset waivers) may be allowed. For more information, click here.
WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS) DEFINITION
- EPA and the Dept. of the Army are planning to revise the definition for Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Public hearings are currently being held to provide input on this rulemaking. For more information, click here.
- Minor changes to the Utah Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (UPDES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Rule, Utah Administrative Code, R317-8-10 have recently been approved.
- 'Large Weather Event' definition. A large weather event now includes rapid snow or ice melt events at the AFO or CAFO that occur during a 7-day period which results in runoff with a volume of water equivalent to, or greater than, that area's large weather event. This change adds another area of coverage for large weather events that impact producers.
- 'Certified Nutrient Management Planner' definition. The change allows for additional certified nutrient management planner training programs, not just programs through NRCS and Division of Water Quality (DWQ). This change will help address a shortage in the number of certified nutrient management planners in the state.
- 'Small CAFO' definition. The proposed change requires consultation (not just notification) with the Chair of the Utah Conservation Commission when designating a small animal feeding operation (AFO) as a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO).
Tools for Record Keeping
- A spreadsheet to help with record-keeping and nutrient management planning is available. Click to download the spreadsheet.
- Permitted Animal Feeding Operations in Utah should use the Utah NMP Template available. Click here to download the template.