65-1,191


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

65-1,191. Inspections. (a) The department shall conduct periodic inspections of, and review the records of, each permitted swine facility as follows:

(1) For any facility identified as having a specific water pollution problem, every 6 months;

(2) for any facility not identified as having a specific water pollution problem:

(A) Every 12 months, if the facility has a capacity of 3,725 or more animal units;

(B) every 24 months, if the facility has a capacity of 1,000 to 3,724 animal units; and

(C) at least once during the term of the facility's permit, if the facility has a capacity of 300 to 999 animal units.

(b) Each permitted swine facility shall grant access to the facility at reasonable times, with appropriate safeguards for protection of animal health, for authorized representatives of the department to conduct inspections required by subsection (a).

(c) If any authorized representative of the department requires access to a swine containment building or facility during the course of any inspection required by subsection (a) or at any other time, the representative shall comply with the animal health protocol of the facility for entry into the building or facility unless the protocol inhibits reasonable access.

(d) No swine facility shall be assessed the cost of any inspection required by subsection (a) either directly at the time of the inspection or indirectly at the time of issuance of a permit for the facility, except that such cost may be assessed for any inspection associated with:

(1) An emergency that results in the discharge of manure or wastewater to surface water or groundwater; or

(2) a swine facility that engages in a course of conduct that results in repeated, material violations of this act.

(e) The secretary may contract with persons or entities to conduct inspections and review of records as required by this act.

History: L. 1998, ch. 143, § 14; May 7.