Livestock Waste Management Section

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Swine Operator Certification

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in cooperation with the Kansas Pork Association, has developed a computer-based operator certification training course that is available online via the Internet. To sign up for the swine facility operator certification, please complete the online application below.

Swine Facility Operator Online Application

Upcoming Training Hour Opportunities:
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Livestock Waste Management Staff

Purpose of the Livestock Waste Management Section

Protects 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.   


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.

Notice of Application Procedures for Swine Facilities


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.

For the Most Current Statutes and Regulations please visit the following websites:

Kansas Sensitive Groundwater Areas for Wastewater Lagoons

Related Links and Forms

Agricultural Consultants

Groundwater Monitoring


Nutrient Management

Environmental Links

Government Links

Livestock Industry Links