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County Feedlot Officer Toolbox

Documents and links on this page are provided for use by County Feedlot Officers and technical staff involved in the MPCA Feedlot Program. It is updated periodically as new forms and documents become available.  If you encounter any problems or see the need for any corrections or changes, please contact Courtney Ahlers, 651-757-2183, or Forrest Peterson, 320-441-6972.


CFOs: New Citrix and Delta users must complete the following documents

Citrix Web interface:

Citrix Web interface

If you need assistance with this page, contact the MPCA Help Desk at 651-757-2200.

DELTA “Logon” box:

Delta logon box

If you need assistance with this page, please review the “Delta Database Training Manual for CFOs (wq-f5-27)”, or contact your Regional MPCA Feedlot Program staff.

DELTA Core/Hub changes must be submitted to

I. General information, contacts and education

The links below go to documents on the MPCA site and to a variety of other state and federal agencies including the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Revisors Office, Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), University of Minnesota (U of M), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A. Feedlot program overview

B. Key contacts

C. Understanding animal agriculture

D. Education, training and news

E. Related state programs

II. Rules and program administration

A. Feedlot and manure regulations

1. State statutes

2. Rules

3. Policies

B.  Registration program

C. County program — Understanding MPCA requirements

D. Feedlot program staffing

E. Animal Units

F. Databases

III. Construction/Expansion Permitting

A. Siting restrictions and notification

B. Permitting (non-NPDES) — Construction short form permit

C. Environmental Review — EAW (Environmental Assessment Worksheet)

D. Manure Storage Area design and inspection

IV. Pollution hazards — Identifying, preventing, correcting

A. Interim permits

B. Open lot agreement (alternative to permit)

C. Technical guidance and requirements

1. Open lot runoff

2. Liquid manure storage areas

3. Stockpile sites

4. Abandoned manure storage areas and lots

5. Silage management

6. Milkhouse waste

7. Supplemental feeding

8. Dead animal disposal practices

V. NPDES permits

A. NPDES Permitting Program

B. Applying for an NPDES permit

C. Copy of the general permit — requirements for NPDES sites

D. Required plans — attachments to permit application

E. Annual report form for NPDES permitted facilities

F. New owner of NPDES site - required form

G. NPDES permit applications on public notice

H. Open lots at NPDES sites

VI. Manure management plans and land application

A. Land application minimum requirements

B. Manure management plan requirements

C. Reviewing manure management plans

D. Record keeping

E. Inspecting land application records and practices

F. University recommendations

G. Certified manure testing laboratories

VII. Inspections

A. Types of inspections

  • Construction Inspections
    • See part III.D.
  • Discharge complaint follow-up
    • See parts C and D below
  • Odor complaint follow-up
    • See parts C and E below
  • Technical assistance

B. Preparing for inspections

C. Responding to complaints: General

1. Protocol

2. Citizen complaints

3. Discharge complaints inspections

4. Odor complaint inspections

VIII. Spills and Emergencies

IX. Enforcement

X. Assistance

A. NRCS assistance

B. MDA financial assistance

Last modified on October 16, 2015 12:19