Over the past two years, there have been several changes in the Power & Machinery requirements of, and in the procedures for, obtaining permits for animal-waste holding structures. The Division of Water (DOW) in the Department for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection (DNREP), which administers the Kentucky Water Pollution Law (KRS 224), has determined that the statutes require them to review and to approve all agricultural animal-waste-holding facilities constructed in Kentucky (KRS 224.033(19)). Because of their review, they have simplified the procedures and brought the requirements for waste disposal systems into agreement with the state law. At the present time, no further changes are anticipated unless mandated by the legislation or by court rulings. The following is a summary of the requirements for agricultural animal-waste holding structures as of November 1, 1981.

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