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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 available for download. Also, this site provides important updates, recent news and useful links to other related websites. 

Nearly all North Carolina swine farms, as well as wet poultry and cattle, are subject to the requirements of their respective state general permits. Every five years, a new general permit is issued. Below are drafts for public consideration and comment. The comment period expires on March 4, 2019.

Mailing Address Street Address

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

Telephone: (919) 707-9129
 

(FedEx, UPS, Hand Delivery)

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

Drafts for Public Comment:

Drafts for Public Comment:

Documents related to the 2019 renewal of State General Permit for Swine, Cattle/Dairy, and Poultry with liquid waste management systems. 

 

For more information on how to submit comments, attend public meetings regarding these permits, click here.

Fall 2018 Stakeholder Draft:

Fall 2018 Stakeholder Draft:

Fall 2018 Drafts considered during stakeholder events for the 2019 renewal of State General Permit for Swine, Cattle/Dairy, and Poultry with liquid waste management systems. 

 

Please click on the links below to see the Public Comments for the Swine Permit. To download the file please click the link then click the down arrow towards the top right and save the file.

Current State General Permits:

Current State General Permits:

 Effective Oct. 1, 2014

 

NPDES General Permits:

NPDES General Permits:

The current NPDES General Permits are effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022.

Fact Sheet on Renewal of NPDES General Permits

List of Changes

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources:

Although the N.C. Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division is the lead agency overseeing animal disposal, the documents below are provided for your convenience.

    Animal Burial Guidelines

    Compositing of Mass Animal Mortality

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

    USGS Animal Operation Study

    Changes to Soil Testing Frequency