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MPCA regulatory flexibility for COVID-19

With the COVID-19 crisis resulting in closures of pork processing plants, pig farms are experiencing bottleneck of live pigs. To accommodate this bottleneck of pigs on farms, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has created a fact sheet providing guidance on how to notify the MPCA with requests via the COVID-19 email portal for approval to exceed permit numbers or exceed 1,000 animal units without obtaining an NPDES or SDS permit in total confinement facilities for up to 45 days. This guidance is specific to swine. Here is a PDF document of a template to use when submitting your request.
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