Livestock Waste Management Section

Due to changes in requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Rule, all livestock facilities applying for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit coverage must now submit a Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) as a part of the permit application process. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated the Nutrient Management Section of this webpage to include a Guidance Document outlining regulatory changes regarding NMPs, a revised Technical Standard for Nutrient Management, and updated NMP template documents that will assist producers in complying with the new requirements. This section also includes updated documents necessary for a Nutrient Utilization Plan (NUP), which is required for swine facilities with 1,000 animal units or more. Effective July 1, 2009, the Kansas Legislature transferred responsibility for review and approval of all swine NUPs from the Kansas Department of Agriculture to the KDHE Livestock Waste Management Section.

NOTICE OF CHANGE – 2012 OPERATIONS AND ANNUAL REPORT Effective January 1, 2012.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has revised the Operations and Annual Report forms.  Primary changes to the forms include: the Fresh Water Line Corrective Action Report no longer has to be submitted with the Annual Report; the Exported Waste Report, Land Application Summary and Summary of Discharges only need to be submitted with the Annual Report if there is an activity/event to report; and if the monthly Operations Reports are completed electronically, waste generated estimates will automatically be calculated on the Annual Report.  Please note that the information required to be reported has not changed.  The revised monthly Operations and Annual Report forms, completed in a Microsoft Excel Workbook,™ may be found below in the Forms Section of this webpage.

Terry Medley, Chief
Bureau of Water
Livestock Waste Management Section

1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66612-1367
(785) 296-0075
FAX: (785) 296-5509

Livestock Waste Management Staff

For general correspondence, please send an e-mail to or call 296-6432.

Purpose of the Livestock Waste Management Section

The Livestock Waste Management Section is organized within the KDHE Bureau of Water. The mission of the section is to protect 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.

General Information

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 (KDHE).  Upon evaluation of the facility by the Department, it will be determined if waste controls and a permit are necessary.   

Each KDHE District Office maintains documentation of livestock facility compliance with Kansas statutes and regulations for facilities located within that district. Each District Office also maintains documentation relating to permitting requirements for new or expanding swine facilities in that district. The documentation includes all requirements which a swine facility must comply with and an explanation of the statutory and regulatory provisions on which the permitting requirements are based, an explanation of any departure from any requirements, and a fact sheet which contains a detailed description of the location of each new or expanding facility, a description of the new or expanding facility, a map, and a nutrient utilization plan, if required.


This Swine Applications link will allow you to view all complete applications for new or expanding swine facilities which are currently on Public Notice in the Kansas Register. Only after KDHE has determined that an application is complete will the application be placed on public notice.


The purpose of this Web site is to provide users with a delivery system to review the Kansas Livestock Waste Management Permitting System as mandated by K.S.A. 65-1,179. Data provided is current as of the publication date. KDHE is not responsible for database integrity following download and publication or for the use of the data for any purpose other than the purpose expressed.

KDHE has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the data, however, errors in the data are possible. Therefore data is provided without representation as to accuracy and without any warranty, either express or implied, as to accuracy.

KDHE does not authorize, and is not responsible for, the use of the data contained in this Web site in any format other than that presented.

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