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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29
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HCR029....................................................by WAYS AND MEANS
ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS - Stating findings and requesting the Division of
Environmental Quality to make the necessary changes in its administrative
rules in order to regulate swine and poultry feeding operations.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 29
BY WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 REQUESTING THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES
3 IN ITS ADMINISTRATIVE RULES IN ORDER TO REGULATE SWINE AND POULTRY FEEDING
5 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 WHEREAS, the state of Idaho is experiencing the development of large swine
7 and poultry feeding operations which are inadequately controlled through
8 existing state regulatory mechanisms; and
9 WHEREAS, if not properly regulated, these facilities pose a threat to
10 Idaho's surface and ground water resources; and
11 WHEREAS, the Division of Environmental Quality, with minor rule changes,
12 and working in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Agriculture, could
13 provide additional regulatory control for these animal feeding operations.
14 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
15 of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the
16 Senate concurring therein, that the Division of Environmental Quality is
17 requested and authorized to consult with the Idaho Department of Agriculture
18 to modify the present administrative rules of the division to ensure that
19 large swine and poultry feeding operations are adequately regulated.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Idaho is being presented with a great opportunity. Large swine
and poultry feeding operations want to locate in the state.
Properly designed and operated, these businesses promise to
provide new job opportunities and enhance public and private
revenues. At the same time, they present unique challenges to the
state because of their very large size. Idaho does not have
adequate regulatory mechanisms in place to properly regulate
these operations while protecting the state's surface and ground
This resolution solves the problem by authorizing and requesting
the Division of Environmental Quality, working in conjunction
with the Department of Agriculture, to modify the division's
administrative rules to provide for adequate regulation of large
swine and poultry feeding operations.
This legislation does not require a specific expenditure from the
General Fund. Costs normally associated with rule making by a
state agency will be incurred.
CONTACT: Rep. Doug Jones
Rep. Wendy Jaquet
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. HCR 29