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§ 20-63. Poultry-laying operations

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20a. Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-63
§ 20-63. Poultry-laying operations
A. Due to the inherently unique nature of poultry-laying operations, and the increased propensity for vector propagation at such facilities, poultry-laying operations licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act, shall be conducted only in a manner as prescribed by the State Department of Agriculture by rule promulgated pursuant to this section and the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act.
B. If three valid complaints are received by the Department against a poultry-laying operation, licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Act, within a period of sixty (60) days, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, upon inspection and verification of the complaint, shall declare that an emergency exists.
C. Whenever the Department finds that an emergency exists requiring immediate action to protect the public health or welfare or the environment pursuant to this subsection, the Department may without notice or hearing issue an order, effective upon issuance, reciting the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as deemed necessary to meet the emergency. Any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately but may request an administrative enforcement hearing thereon within fifteen (15) days after the order is served. The hearing shall be held by the Department within ten (10) days after receipt of the request. On the basis of the hearing record, the Department shall sustain or modify such order.
D. If, at the hearing, it is determined that the operator is in violation of the provisions of this section and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, in addition to other administrative penalties authorized by law, the Department may order that the operator be prohibited from land applying waste for one hundred sixty (160) days after determination that the facility is in violation.
E. Any party aggrieved by a final order may petition the Department for rehearing, reopening or reconsideration within ten (10) days from the date of the entry of the final order. Any party aggrieved by a final order, including the Attorney General on behalf of the state, may, pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act,1 petition for a judicial review thereof.
F. The provisions of this section may be enforced pursuant to the provisions of Section 49 of this act.2


Laws 1998, c. 404, § 19, emerg. eff. June 10, 1998; Laws 1999, c. 231, § 2, emerg. eff. May 26, 1999. Renumbered from Title 2, § 9-212.1 by Laws 2005, c. 292, § 25, eff. July 1, 2005. Renumbered from Title 2 § 20-27 and amended by Laws 2007, c. 31, §§ 26, 51, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.


Title 75, § 250 et seq.
O.S.L.2007, c. 31, § 49 [Title 2, § 20-62].
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-63, OK ST T. 2 § 20-63
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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