65-1,190


Chapter 65.--PUBLIC HEALTH
Article 1.--SECRETARY OF HEALTHAND ENVIRONMENT, ACTIVITIES

65-1,190. Lagoon closure plan; demonstration of financial ability. (a)(1) Each swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more and has a swine waste retention lagoon or pond shall maintain the facility at all times until it is certified to comply fully with the closure requirements of this subsection (a).

(2) (A) Any swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more and ceases to operate shall close any swine waste retention lagoon or pond of the facility in accordance with the requirements of this subsection (a).

(B) Any swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more and has a swine waste retention lagoon or pond that has not received manure or wastewater from the facility for a period of 12 consecutive months shall close the facility in accordance with the requirements of this subsection (a), unless:

(i) The facility continues to operate;

(ii) the facility intends to restore use of the lagoon or pond at a later date; and

(iii) the facility maintains the lagoon or pond as though it were actively used, adding fresh water to replace water lost to evaporation and preventing loss or compromise of structural integrity or removes and disposes of all manure and wastewater in accordance with the requirements of this act and refills the lagoon or pond with clean water to preserve the integrity of the synthetic or earthen liner.

(C) Any swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more and chooses not to close a swine waste retention lagoon or pond pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(B) shall:

(i) Notify the department of the decision and the actions taken to comply with the requirements of subsection (a)(2)(B);

(ii) conduct routine inspections, maintenance and record keeping as though the facility were in use; and

(iii) prior to restoration of use of the lagoon or pond, notify the department and provide the department with the opportunity to inspect the facility to ensure that it complies with the requirements of K.S.A. 2000 Supp. 65-1,180 and amendments thereto.

(3) To close a swine waste retention lagoon or pond, a swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more shall remove all manure and wastewater, as well as all associated appurtenances and conveyance structures, from the lagoon or pond and dispose of the manure or wastewater in accordance with the requirements of this act or, if the facility requests, as determined otherwise by the department.

(4) The secretary shall adopt rules and regulations establishing standards and procedures for demolition of any swine waste retention lagoon or pond, or conversion of the lagoon or pond to another use (such as a farm pond), as a condition of closure for a swine facility that has an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more.

(5) Upon notification to the department by a swine facility having an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more that a swine waste retention lagoon or pond utilized by the facility has been closed, the department shall inspect the lagoon or pond and certify whether the closure complies with the requirements of this subsection (a).

(6) The secretary shall establish, by rules and regulations, standard maximum periods for completion of all closure activities for swine waste retention lagoons and ponds utilized by swine facilities having an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more from the date of cessation of operation of the lagoon or pond to the date of compliance with all closure requirements of this subsection (a).

(b) When a swine facility having an animal unit capacity of 3,725 or more ceases to operate, it shall close all other manure and wastewater storage facilities to which subsection (a) does not apply removing all manure and wastewater from the manure and wastewater storage facility and disposing of the manure and wastewater in accordance with the requirements of this act or, if the operator of the swine facility requests, as determined otherwise by the department.

(c) On and after July 1, 2000, the operator of each swine facility that has a capacity of 3,725 animal units or more and has a swine waste retention lagoon or pond shall demonstrate to the department, annually at a time specified by the department, evidence, satisfactory to the department, that the operator has financial ability to cover the cost of closure of the lagoon or pond as required by the department.

History: L. 1998, ch. 143, § 13; May 7.