2021 NPDES general permit

FeedlotThe NPDES general permit for feedlots is effective Feb. 1, 2021, through Jan. 31, 2026.


Applications for the 2021 general NPDES permit, or applications to switch to SDS permit coverage, will only be accepted via a new online feedlot permit application system. This system is not expected to be available until spring of 2021.

Use the preliminary application form to authorize feedlots with current NPDES permit coverage to continue operation until an application can be made through the online permit system.

To avoid a lapse in permit coverage, the preliminary application must be submitted prior to January 31, 2021.

Updates on the availability of the online permit application system will be posted to this website.

If activities at a feedlot require permit issuance or modification prior to the online permit application service being available, an application form must be requested from regional MPCA feedlot staff via email.

Permit development

The public comment period for the draft permit for 2021-26 closed July 23, 2020.

Public information meetings

Following the Minnesota Department of Health’s guidance regarding COVID-19, in lieu of in-person public meetings, Webex meetings were held March 31 and April 2, 2020.

HTML icon Webex: Feedlot General Permit meeting - March 31

Recording of the March 31 informational meeting on the NPDES general permit. (31 min.)