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Water, Resources and Environment: Animal Facilities-Environmental Regulation

The Livestock Facilities Program
Illinois Department of Agriculture
August, 2001
 

Abstract

This is a link to the Illinois Department of Agriculture's summary of the Livestock Management Facilities Act. The Act establishes requirements for the design, construction and operation of livestock management and livestock waste-handling facilities. It also establishes specific procedures and criteria for the siting of such facilities and outlines the public information meeting process. The Livestock Management Facilities Act, adopted in 1996 and amended in 1998 and 1999, recognizes that farmers increasingly must expand their livestock operations to remain in business, and this trend has created a need for environmental safeguards to protect the interests of both citizens, generally, and farmers. The summary of the Act also includes links to the Illinois Statute, Administrative Regulations, and various forms. D. L. Uchtmann
 
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How Environmental Regulation Affects Livestock Production in Illinois
M.R. Grossman and others
August, 1999
 

Abstract

This site discusses various laws and regulations affecting livestock production in Illinois, such as the Illinois Livestock Management Facilities Act, the Federal Clean Water Act, and the Illinois Farm Nuisance Suit Act (commonly known as the "right-to-farm" law). The site includes an example of an Illinois air pollution case involving odors from a hog confinement facility and an Illinois nuisance case involving odors from an egg production facility housing 50,000 chickens. To access the information, click on the link which takes you to a page titled "Welcome to Swine Odor and Waste Management." Then, in the left margin, click on "Environmental Regs." D. L. Uchtmann
 
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