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§ 20-21. Liquid swine waste management systems--Location

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. AgricultureEffective: November 1, 2022

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20. Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: November 1, 2022
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-21
§ 20-21. Liquid swine waste management systems--Location
A. Except as otherwise provided by Section 20-19 of this title and subsection I of this section, swine feeding operations using liquid swine waste management systems and housing swine in roof-covered structures shall not be located within the following applicable distances from an occupied residence:
1.
More than 4000 swine animal units
 
2 miles;
2.
2001 to 4000 swine animal units
 
1 1/4 miles;
3.
1001 to 2000 swine animal units
 
3/4 mile;
4.
601 to 1000 swine animal units
 
1/2 mile;
5.
300 to 600 swine animal units
 
1/4 mile; and
6.
Less than 300 swine animal units
 
no setback.
B. Except as otherwise provided by Section 20-19 of this title and subsection I of this section, new swine feeding operations established on or after November 1, 2011, using liquid swine waste management systems and housing swine in roof-covered structures shall not be located within three (3) miles from the outside boundary of any area or facility with an average annual registered attendance of not less than two thousand (2,000) people and owned or operated as a camp or recreational site by a nonprofit organization established prior to application of the swine feeding operation.
C. Except as otherwise provided by Section 20-19 of this title and subsection I of this section, new swine feeding operations established on or after November 1, 2011, using liquid swine waste management systems and housing swine in roof-covered structures shall not be located within one (1) mile from the outside boundary of any area or facility with an average annual registered attendance of less than two thousand (2,000) people and owned or operated as a camp or recreational site by a nonprofit organization established prior to application of the swine feeding operation.
D. Except as otherwise provided by this section, no licensed managed feeding operation which applies for a new or expanding concentrated swine feeding operation license shall be located within three (3) miles of the outside boundary of any area or facility owned or operated as a camp or recreational site by a nonprofit organization established prior to application of the concentrated swine feeding operation.
E. 1. In determining whether any such area or facility is a camp or recreational site, the State Board of Agriculture shall consider:
a. whether a reasonable person, after considering the totality of the circumstances, would determine that the area or facility is predominately used for camping or recreational purposes,
b. the type of permanent structures or fixtures of a recreational nature located on the land,
c. the frequency with which the site is used for recreational purposes,
d. the types of activities which are conducted or engaged in on the site, and
e. any other factors the Board deems directly relevant to the question of whether a site is recreational in nature.
2. The setbacks contained in subsections B, C and D shall apply only if the property was owned or leased by such organization prior to the construction or establishment of the swine feeding operation.
F. The setback requirements contained in subsections A, B, C or D of this section shall not apply to any property owner who executes a written waiver with the owner or operator of the swine feeding operation, under such terms and conditions as are agreed to by the parties. The written waiver shall be effective upon recording of the waiver in the office of the county clerk in the county in which the property is located. The filed waiver shall preclude enforcement of the setback requirements of subsection A, B, C or D of this section with regard to property described in the waiver and owned by the person executing the waiver. A change in ownership of the applicable property or change in ownership of the property on which the swine feeding operation is located shall not affect the validity of the waiver.
G. No licensed managed feeding operation established after June 10, 1998 which applies for a new or expanding license shall be located:
1. Within three (3) miles of any designated scenic river area as specified by the Scenic Rivers Act;
2. Within three (3) miles of the outside boundary of any historic property or museum owned by this state;
3. Within three (3) miles of a public drinking water well;
4. Within one (1) mile of a water body specified as outstanding resource waters that has recreational or ecological significance as outlined by the most current Oklahoma Water Quality Standards promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality; or
5. Within three (3) miles of a national park designated by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.
H. All distances between occupied residences and swine feeding operations shall be measured from the closest corner of the walls of the occupied residence to the closest point of the nearest waste facility, as determined by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. The property boundary line of the real property is not used unless it coincides with the closest point of the waste facility or occupied residence.
I. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any swine feeding operation which has been licensed by or which had submitted an application to the Department on or prior to March 9, 1998. In addition, the provisions of this section shall not apply to any swine feeding operation with a capacity of 2000 swine animal units or less which was established prior to June 1, 1998.

Credits

Laws 1998, c. 404, § 16, emerg. eff. June 10, 1998. Renumbered from Title 2, § 9-210.3 by Laws 2005, c. 292, § 25, eff. July 1, 2005. Laws 2007, c. 31, § 21, eff. Nov. 1, 2007; Laws 2011, c. 215, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2011; Laws 2022, c. 185, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2022.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-21, OK ST T. 2 § 20-21
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024) effective as of July 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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