AGRICULTURE ODOR MANAGEMENT ACT
25-3801. Declaration of policy and statement of legislative intent. (1) The agriculture industry is a vital component of Idaho’s economy and during the normal course of producing the food and fiber required by Idaho and our nation, odors are generated. It is the intent of the legislature to manage these odors when they are generated at a level in excess of those odors normally associated with accepted agricultural practices in Idaho.
(2) Large swine operations are addressing odor management through chapter 1, title 39, Idaho Code, and the department of environmental quality’s rules regulating large swine operations, and the beef cattle industry will address odor management as needed through implementation of the beef cattle environmental control act as provided for in chapter 49, title 22, Idaho Code, and rules promulgated thereunder.
(3) The Idaho department of agriculture is hereby authorized as the lead agency to administer and implement the provisions of this chapter. In carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the department will make reasonable efforts to ensure that any requirements imposed upon agricultural operations are cost-effective and economically, environmentally and technologically feasible.
[25-3801, added 2001, ch. 383, sec. 1, p. 1341; am. 2002, ch. 261, sec. 1, p. 781; am. 2011, ch. 227, sec. 2, p. 621.]