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Title: Feedlot State Disposal System Permit
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Subject: Air Emissions
Water Quality
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:17:40 PM
Modification Date: 7/18/2019 9:46:56 AM
Agency Name: Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is responsible for administering environmental permitting, compliance/enforcement, remediation and outreach programs to help Minnesota protect its environment.
Agency Phone: 651-296-6300
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
520 Lafayette Rd. N.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Division Name: Feedlot Program
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

The 2011 Legislature passed legislation that created an option for some feedlot owners to receive an SDS permit only; instead of the combination NPDES/SDS permit. The new SDS permit options are currently being developed in response to the legislation. More information will be provided as the permits become available.

Contact MPCA Feedlot Program for details. The requirements are dependent on the nature and complexity of the applicant's facility.

Rules: 7001.0020
7020.2000 - .2225

Statutes: 116.07


MPCA Feedlot Application

Land Application Agreement, Additional Manure Disposal Area

Attachment Form for Permit Transfer/Name Change, if needed

Application forms are available at NPDES and SDS permits

A State Disposal System (SDS) Permit is issued to facilities that (1) have 1,000 or more animal units and are not required by Federal law to apply for an NPDES permit, (2) require more than two years to correct problems due to technical or economic problems, (3) do not dispose of manure as domestic fertilizer, or (4) use new technology or need specific operating conditions.   

Minnesota County Boards may not assume responsibility for processing applications for SDS permits.


Application fee for General Permit - $620

Application fee for Individual Permit - $1,860

Annual fee for General Permit - $345

Annual fee for Individual Permit - $1,230

Period of Issuance:

Ten years.

Length of Determination: Depends on the complexity of the permit.
Other Info:
Activity: Animal Feedlots
Water Quality
Air Emissions
License Detail URL:

NPDES and SDS permits



Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

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