Registration is a simple process that eliminates the need for permits for the majority of facilities in Minnesota.
If you are an owner of a feedlot under 300 animal units, registration by January 1, 2002 is a prerequisite to applying for "open lot certification." Open lot certification can provide you with additional time to meet certain requirements, and a waiver from civil penalties for certain past violations (see section, "Open Lot Certification").
The first step to registration is to determine whether the county in which your feedlot is located has conducted a feedlot inventory. Many county feedlot inventories contain information that fulfills initial feedlot registration requirements. The following map highlights counties that have conducted a feedlot inventory as of the date of this publication. However, additional counties are conducting inventories that may be completed in time for registration. Check with your county planning and zoning or environmental services office.
Registration information will be updated once every four years after January 1, 2002. At that time, your RGU will notify you at least 90 days before your registration update is due. After you submit your updated information, your RGU will acknowledge receipt of your information.
You will have received notification that your feedlot has been registered if your feedlot is listed on a feedlot inventory that fulfills registration requirements and that has been submitted to the MPCA. If you have not received notification check with your RGU.
Registration forms and additional information are available online or by contacting the MPCA Feedlot Helpline at 1-877-333-3508.