AGRICULTURE ODOR MANAGEMENT ACT
25-3805. First time violators — Odor management plan — Exceptions. (1) If it is determined by the department that an agricultural operation, not to include those operations set forth within section 25-3801(2), Idaho Code, is generating odors in excess of levels associated with accepted agricultural practices, the agricultural operation shall be deemed to have committed a first time violation of the provisions of this chapter, provided that the agricultural operation has never been determined by the department to have committed a prior violation of the provisions of this chapter. The department shall provide the owner or operator of the agricultural operation with written notice of the violation and an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the Idaho administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(2) The department shall require any agricultural operation determined to have committed a first time violation of the provisions of this chapter to cooperate with the department and to develop and submit an odor management plan to the director for approval.
(3) All odor management plans shall be in writing and signed by the director of the department of agriculture and the owner or operator of the agricultural operation. Odor management plans shall designate a period of time in which the agricultural operation will be in full compliance with the plan and shall provide for periodic review by the department, no less than annually, for a period of three (3) years from the date of the plan. Failure to comply with the odor management plan shall constitute a subsequent violation of the provisions of this chapter.
(4) All approved odor management plans shall be implemented as approved by the director.
(5) If, after a reasonable period of time as determined by the department, an approved odor management plan does not reduce odor to a level associated with accepted agricultural practices, the department shall review the plan with the owner or operator of the agricultural operation and adjust the plan to meet the goals of this chapter.
(6) Odor management plans shall be designed to work in conjunction with any required nutrient management plans.
(7) An odor emission caused by an act of God or a mechanical failure shall not constitute a violation of this chapter provided that the agricultural operation from which the odor emission is emanating takes reasonable steps to promptly repair the cause of the emission.
[25-3805, added 2001, ch. 383, sec. 1, p. 1342.]