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Title: Feedlot NPDES and Feedlot SDS Permits (General and Individual)
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Description: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Subject: Feedlots
Water Quality
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:04 PM
Modification Date: 10/10/2021 8:17:48 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

Unit Name: Feedlot Program
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: Unit Fax: Contact person(s):
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Audience: Hold Application URL:
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The General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Feedlot Permit is intended for feedlots that are large Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFOs) that are required by federal rule to apply for an NPDES permit.

The General State Disposal System (SDS) feedlot permit is intended for feedlots capable of holding 1,000 or more animal units, as defined in Minn. Rules 7020.0300, subpart 5, or a manure storage area capable of storing the manure generated by 1,000 animal units or more.

Refer to NPDES and SDS permits for feedlots 

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

Refer also to: MPCA Public Notices and Draft Permits (Note: this link goes to the MPCA Public Notice page. There may or may not be feedlot-related public notices available in the current listing of public notices. Feedlot listings will include the term “CAFO.”)

See: Permit Rules - Minn. Rules 7001.0020and Technical Rules - Minn. Rules 7020.2000-.2225

Rules: 7001.0020

Statutes: 116.07


NPDES/SDS Permit Application Form

Emergency response plan

Application and other forms are available at NPDES and 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:

NPDES Permit: Five years.

SDS Permits: 10 years.

Length of Determination: Depends on the complexity of the permit.
Other Info:
Activity: Animal Feedlots
Water Quality
Air Emissions
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

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