AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
BEEF CATTLE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL ACT
22-4904. Definitions. When used in this chapter:
(1) "Administrator" means the administrator, or his designee, for the animal industries division of the Idaho department of agriculture.
(2) "Beef cattle" means slaughter and feeder cattle or dairy heifers that are kept on or contiguous to the animal feeding operation and are owned or controlled by the animal feeding operation.
(3) "Beef cattle animal feeding operation" means an animal feeding operation which confines the number of slaughter and feeder cattle or dairy heifers as set forth in 40 CFR 122.23(b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(4), (b)(6) or (b)(9).
(4) "Best management practices" means practices, techniques or measures which are determined to be reasonable precautions, are a cost-effective and practicable means of preventing or reducing pollutants from point sources or nonpoint sources to a level compatible with environmental goals, including water quality goals and standards for waters of the state. Best management practices for water quality shall be adopted pursuant to the state water quality management plan, the Idaho ground water quality plan or this chapter.
(5) "Department" means the Idaho department of agriculture.
(6) "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of agriculture or his designee.
(7) "Manure" means animal excrement that may also contain bedding, spilled feed, water or soil.
(8) "Modification" or "modified" means structural changes and alterations to the wastewater storage containment facility which would require increased storage or containment capacity or such changes which would alter the function of the wastewater storage containment facility.
(9) "Noncompliance" means a practice or condition that causes an unauthorized discharge, or a practice or condition, that if left uncorrected, will cause an unauthorized discharge.
(10) "National pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES)" means the point source permitting program established pursuant to section 402 of the federal clean water act.
(11) "Nutrient management plan" means a plan prepared in conformance with the nutrient management standard, provisions required by 40 CFR 122.42(e)(1), or other equally protective standard for managing the amount, placement, form and timing of the land application of nutrients and soil amendments.
(12) "Nutrient management standard" means the 1999 publication by the United States department of agriculture, natural resources conservation service, conservation practice standard, nutrient management code 590 or other equally protective standard approved by the director.
(13) "Person" means any individual, association, partnership, firm, joint stock company, joint venture, trust, estate, political subdivision, public or private corporation, state or federal governmental department, agency or instrumentality, or any legal entity, which is recognized by law as the subject of rights and duties.
(14) "Process wastewater" means liquid containing beef cattle manure, process-generated wastewater and any precipitation which comes into direct contact with livestock manure and facility products or byproducts.
(15) "Unauthorized discharge" means a discharge of process wastewater or livestock manure to state surface waters that does not meet the requirements of this chapter or water quality standards.
(16) "Wastewater storage and containment facilities" means the portion of an animal feeding operation where manure or process wastewater is stored or collected. This may include corrals, feeding areas, waste collection systems, waste conveyance systems, waste storage ponds, waste treatment lagoons and evaporative ponds.
(17) "Waters of the state" means all accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural and artificial, public and private, or parts thereof which are wholly or partially within, which flow through or border upon the state.
[22-4904, added 2000, ch. 63, sec. 1, p. 140; am. 2004, ch. 187, sec. 3, p. 580; am. 2016, ch. 129, sec. 3, p. 377.]