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Confined Animal Facilities

Confined Animal Facilities

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The Central Valley regulates several types of confined animal facilities, including dairies, feedlots, poultry facilities, and horse facilities. The Confined Animal Facility Program primarily focuses on dairies. Over 1,500 Dairies are located in the Central Valley. On 3 May 2007, the Regional Board adopted Waste Discharge Requirements General Order for Existing Milk Cow Dairies (General Order). The General Order includes requirements for both the dairy production area and land application area and requires each dairy to fully implement their Waste Management Plan by 2011 and Nutrient Management Plan by 2012.

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For problems related to the Confined Animal Facilities web pages, please contact Charlene Herbst at cherbst@waterboards.ca.gov


--Web page updated 12/19/2014