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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.
Notice of Public Hearing For Dustin Torneden
A public hearing on the Dustin Torneden proposed permit has been rescheduled for:
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Central Time
Location: Linwood Community Center, 105 E 3rd St, Linwood, KS 66052
Please see the Notice of Rescheduled Hearing for Dustin Torneden (PDF) document 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
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
Kansas Sensitive Groundwater Areas for Wastewater Lagoons
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)