Source Water Protection Activity Guide

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CAFO Siting Evaluations

Protection Activity: Regulations and Permits

In Idaho, counties regulate confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) siting. With new or expanding CAFO sites, the county can request CAFO siting evaluations, during which representatives of DEQ, the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and the Idaho Department of Water Resources serve on a CAFO site advisory team to determine environmental risks and site suitability. County ordinances regulate CAFO zoning and contain environmental-protection clauses and rules about waste removal.

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