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Animal Feeding Operations

Purpose and Function

The Animal Feeding Operations Program is responsible for the permitting and compliance activities of animal feeding operations across the state. This website provides contact information for central and regional office staff. The most recent versions of documents and forms are made available for download. Also, this site provides important updates, recent news, and useful links to other related websites. 

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Although the NC Department of Agriculture-Veterinary Division is the lead agency to oversee animal disposal, below are some documents provided for your convenience.

Animal Burial Guidelines

Compositing of Mass Animal Mortality

NCDA & CS Mass Animal Mortality Management Plan for Catastrophic Natural Disasters


NPDES General Permit Renewal - The current NPDES General Permits will expire July 1, 2017. The new NPDES permits effective July 1, 2017 listed below:



             Wet Poultry

Fact Sheet on Renewal of NPDES General Permits

List of Changes

State General Permits Effective October 1, 2014





USGS Animal Operation Study

Changes to Soil Testing Frequency

Mailing Address Street Address

Animal Feeding Operations Program
1636 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1636

Telephone: (919) 707-9129
Fax: (919) 807-6496

(FedEx, UPS, Hand Delivery)

Animal Feeding Operations Program
512 N Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27604