Livestock Waste Management Section
The Bureau of Field Service's Livestock Waste Management team protects the waters of 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 Hearing Notices
Public hearings for the Calvert Swine, LLC and Husky Hogs, LLC proposed permits will be held at the Almena Community Center, 421 Main, Almena, Kansas 67622 on Thursday, January 5, 2023. The rescheduled public hearing for Calvert Swine, LLC will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The public hearing for Husky Hogs, LLC will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Please see the Calvert Swine, LLC Notice of Public Hearing (PDF) and Husky Hogs, LLC Notice of Public Hearing (PDF) documents for additional details.
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
Regulations, Inspections & Certification
KDHE, in cooperation with the Kansas Pork Association, has developed a computer-based operator certification training course that is available online via the Internet. To sign up for the swine facility operator certification, please complete the online application. For upcoming training hour opportunities, please email the Livestock Waste Management Section.
Forms & Related Resources
- Guidance Document for NMPs (PDF)
- NMP Signature Page for Ownership or Permit Name Change (PDF)
- NMP Template Non-Swine Facilities (DOC)
- NMP Template Swine Facilities (DOC)
- NUP Form (DOC)
- NUP version 3.5 Workbook (XLSM)
- Soil Sampling Certification (DOC)
- Technical Standards for Nutrient Management Revised 2010 (PDF)