NPDES and SDS permits

Large dairy feedlotFederal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) or State Disposal System (SDS) permits are construction and operation permits issued to the larger feedlots in Minnesota.

Application forms

Manure management plan forms

General permit

What other permits may be required?

This may not be a complete list of all required permits. Contact the MPCA, your county feedlot officer and local zoning officials for information about other possible requirements. Contact the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources for information about Water Appropriations Permits.

Other forms and information

Find forms for manure application recordkeeping on the Land application page

Find construction guidance and location and notification requirements on the Construction, operation, and technical requirements page.

Permit public notices

Prior to issuing coverage under a NPDES or SDS permit, a 30-day public comment period is provided. NPDES and SDS permitting actions open for public comment are available at the link provided below.

Public notices explain:

  • How to submit written comment
  • The MPCA office where the application is being processed
  • How to request a public information meeting or a contested case hearing
  • How to submit a petition to the MPCA Commissioner

MPCA public notices and draft permits are listed during the public comment period. (Note: There may or may not be feedlot-related public notices available in the current listing of public notices. Feedlot listings will include the term “Feedlot”