CFOs in Franklin County

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1. What are CFOs?

1.1. CFOs are confined feeding operations.

1.1.1. In Indiana, an animal feeding operation with 300 or more cattle, 600 or more swine or sheep, 30,000 or more poultry, or 500 horses in confinement is a CFO.

1.1.2. The raising of animals for food, fur or recreation in lots, pens, ponds, sheds or buildings, where they are confined, fed and maintained for at least 45 days during any year, and where there is no ground cover or vegetation present over at least half of the animal's' confinement area.

1.1.2.1. CFOs that do not discharge manure or pollutant-bearing water need a CFO Approval under 327 IAC 19 [PDF].. CFOs that discharge manure or pollutant-bearing water to waters of the state must have a NPDES CAFO Individual Permit under 327 IAC 15-16 [PDF]. The CAFO rule incorporates by reference the federal NPDES CAFO regulations.

2. What are SMSSs?

2.1. SMSS- Satellite Manure Storage Structures

2.2. SMSS is a storage of 1,000,000 gallons of manure

3. What are the current CFO regulations in FC?

3.1. CFO's have to be a half mile away from any residence.

3.2. Any new feeding operation designed to confine at least 300 cattle, 600 swine or sheep, or 30,000 fowl in lots, pens, ponds, sheds, or buildings where they will be kept and fed for at least 45 days during any year, must first be approved of by IDEM before construction.

4. What are the proposed changes to CFO regulations in FC?

5. How do CFOs affect Brookville Lake?

5.1. blue green algae is known as Cyanobacteria or Cyanophyta.

5.2. BLWQG- Brookville Lake Water Quality Group

5.2.1. BLWQG members worry that CFO's near the lake could harm it as well as surrounding watersheds by increasing the amount of blue green algae.

6. What are environmental Concerns of CFOs?

6.1. BLWQG members worry that CFO's near the lake could harm it, as well as the surrounding watersheds by increasing the amount of blue-green algae in the water

6.1.1. CFOs outside of Ag zones, and feels this threatens water quality in the lake.

7. What is the overall issue?