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§ 20-18. Duties of owners and operators--Nuisance

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 2. Agriculture

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 2. Agriculture
Chapter 1. Agricultural Code (Refs & Annos)
Article 20. Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act (Refs & Annos)
2 Okl.St.Ann. § 20-18
§ 20-18. Duties of owners and operators--Nuisance
A. In addition to any other requirement of the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act, swine feeding operations owners and operators who are granted a swine feeding operations license shall:
1. Provide adequate veterinarian services for detection, control, and elimination of livestock diseases;
2. Have available for use at all necessary times mechanical means of scraping, cleaning, and grading feed yards premises; and
3. Provide weather resistant aprons adjacent to all permanently affixed feed bunks, water tanks, and feeding devices.
B. 1. Any swine feeding operation licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act, operated in compliance with those standards, and in compliance with the rules promulgated by the State Board of Agriculture, shall be deemed to be prima facie evidence that a nuisance does not exist; provided, no swine feeding operation shall be located or operated in violation of any zoning regulations.
2. Any swine feeding operation licensed pursuant to the Oklahoma Swine Feeding Operations Act, operated in compliance with those standards, and in compliance with rules promulgated by the Board, that is located on land more than three (3) miles outside the incorporated limits of any municipality and which is not located within one (1) mile of ten or more occupied residences shall not be deemed a nuisance unless it is shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the operation endangers the health or safety of others.

Credits

Laws 1969, c. 116, § 10; Laws 1993, c. 315, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 331, § 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Title 2, § 9-210 by Laws 2005, c. 292, § 25, eff. July 1, 2005. Laws 2007, c. 31, § 18, eff. Nov. 1, 2007.
2 Okl. St. Ann. § 20-18, OK ST T. 2 § 20-18
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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