Livestock Waste Management

The Bureau of Field Service's Livestock Waste Management team protects the waters Three Tan Cowsof the state of Kansas by educating and assisting the regulated community, reviewing and issuing Livestock Waste Management Permits, and ensuring compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and permitting requirements.

Any facility that has an animal unit capacity of 300 or more, or that has been determined to have significant water pollution potential must register with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Upon evaluation of the facility, it will be determined if waste controls and a permit are necessary. More information on site consideration and requirements can be found here CAFO Guidance (PDF)

View the disclaimer, which includes the most current statutes and regulations.

Public Notices

Registration links, instructions, and supplemental documents may be included in the notices. Public notices for registrations and pending permits for confined feeding facilities can be found on the Proposed Water Permits public notice page.

Swine Feedlot Permit Applications 

View applications for new or expanding swine facilities that are currently on Public Notice in the Kansas Register. After KDHE has determined that an application is complete, it will be placed on public notice. View the Guidance for Swine Producers: Notice of Application Procedures for Swine Facilities (PDF) document for additional information on the  Notice of Application requirements.

Regulations, Inspections & Certification

  1. Regulations
  2. Sensitive Groundwater Areas
  3. Inspections
  4. Swine Operator Certification

Forms & Related Resources

  1. Forms
  2. Agricultural Consultants
  3. Groundwater Monitoring
  4. Nutrient Management

State & Federal Resources