Livestock Facilities Performance Standards Ordinance


Trempealeau County adopted one of the State of Wisconsinís first countywide Feedlot Performance Standards Ordinance. The ordinance was adopted by the County Board of Supervisors on May 18, l998. The ordinance became officially in effect in all 15 townships on June 26, l998.  With implementation of the state's Livestock Facility Siting rules, Trempealeau County revised the Feedlot Performance Standards Ordinance into the Livestock Facilities Performance Ordinance, which became in effect on October 25, 2006.

CHAPTER 15    TREMPEALEAU COUNTY LIVESTOCK FACILITIES PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

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Trempealeau County NR 151 On-site Inventory

Trempealeau County/DNR Operational Agreement

If you have any questions, please contact Carla Doelle at the Department of Land Management at 715-538-2311 ext. 273.

Important! - Prior to doing any construction, earthmoving, filling or grading in Trempealeau County please contact the Department of Land Management for information on any applicable local regulations.

Do you need a Livestock Facilities Permit?

If any of the following criteria apply, you may need a Livestock Facilities Permit:

A new livestock facility with 10 to 299 animal units shall be considered a permitted use subject, however, only to the requirement that the livestock facility immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions as specified in Subchapter II of s. NR151.  None of the setback limitations imposed under Section 15.08 (2) shall apply to livestock facilities with less than 299 animal units... 

OR 

An expansion of an existing livestock facility of 10 to 299 animal units shall be considered a permitted use subject, however,  only to the requirement that the expanded portion of the livestock facility immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions contained within Subchapter II of s. NR151... 

OR 

A new livestock facility of 300 - 999 animal units shall be considered a conditional use and shall require a conditional use permit.  The livestock facility shall immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions contained within Subchapter II of s. NR151 and the permit application and compliance requirements of s. ATCP51.30.   A public hearing shall be required...

OR

An expansion of an existing livestock facility of less than 300 animal units that shall be at least 300 animal units as a result of the expansion.  This expansion shall be considered a conditional use and shall require a conditional use permit.  A public hearing may be required. The livestock facility shall immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions contained within Subchapter II of s. NR151 and the permit application and compliance requirements of s. ATCP51.30...

OR

An expansion of less than twenty (20) percent of an existing livestock facility of 300 to 999 animal units shall be considered a permitted use subject, however,  only to the requirement that the expanded portion of the livestock facility immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions contained within Subchapter II of s. NR151...

OR

An expansion of at least twenty (20) percent of an existing livestock facility of at least 300 animal units but less than 1000 animal units following expansion.  This expansion shall be considered a conditional use and shall require a conditional use permit.  A public hearing may be required. The livestock facility shall immediately comply with the Agriculture Performance Standards and Prohibitions contained within Subchapter II of s. NR151 and the permit application and compliance requirements of s. ATCP51.30...

OR

A livestock facility containing 1,000 or more animal units shall be considered a conditional use and shall require a conditional use permit.  A Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Permit shall be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and shall be attached to the permit application.  A public hearing shall be required.

If you have any questions, please contact Carla Doelle at the Department of Land Management at 715-538-2311 ext. 273.

 

Manure Storage Permits

Any landowner that is planning to install manure storage on their farm, please contact Carla Doelle at the Department of Land Management at 715-538-2311 ext. 273 for more information.

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