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67-6529C.  Definitions. As used in this act, the following definitions shall apply:
(1)  "CAFO," also referred to as "concentrated animal feeding operation" or "confined animal feeding operation," means, for those counties that have requested a site suitability determination, a CAFO as defined in the applicable ordinance of the county wherein the CAFO is located. If the requesting county has not defined CAFO in its ordinances, CAFO means a lot or facility where the following conditions are met:
(a)  Animals have been, are, or will be stabled or confined and fed or maintained for a total of ninety (90) consecutive days or more in any twelve-month period;
(b)  Crops, vegetation, forage growth or postharvest residues are not sustained in the normal growing season over any portion of the lot or facility; and
(c)  The lot or facility is designed to confine or actually does confine as many as or more than the numbers of animals specified in any of the following categories: seven hundred (700) mature dairy cows, whether milked or dry; one thousand (1,000) veal calves; one thousand (1,000) cattle other than mature dairy cows or veal calves; two thousand five hundred (2,500) swine each weighing fifty-five (55) pounds or more; ten thousand (10,000) swine each weighing less than fifty-five (55) pounds; five hundred (500) horses; ten thousand (10,000) sheep or lambs; or eighty-two thousand (82,000) chickens.
Two (2) or more concentrated animal feeding operations under common ownership are considered, for the purposes of this definition, to be a single animal feeding operation if they adjoin each other or if they use a common area or system for the disposal of wastes;
(2)  "CAFO site advisory team" shall mean representatives of the Idaho state department of agriculture, Idaho department of environmental quality and Idaho department of water resources who review a site proposed for a CAFO, determine environmental risks and submit a suitability determination to a county. The department of agriculture shall serve as the lead agency for the team;
(3)  "Environmental risk" shall mean that risk to the environment deemed posed by a proposed CAFO site, as determined and categorized by the CAFO site advisory team and set forth in the site advisory team’s suitability determination report;
(4)  "Suitability determination" shall mean that document created and submitted by the CAFO site advisory team after review and analysis of a proposed CAFO site that identifies the environmental risk categories related to a proposed CAFO site, describes the factors that contribute to the environmental risks and sets forth any possible mitigation of risk.

[67-6529C, added 2001, ch. 381, sec. 3, p. 1337; am. 2006, ch. 218, sec. 1, p. 653; am. 2011, ch. 180, sec. 1, p. 511.]

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