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47-1505. Standards of operations for feedlots. Owners and operators who are granted a feedlot license shall: (1) Provide reasonable methods for the disposal of animal excrement; (2) provide chemical and scientific control procedure for prevention and eradication of pests; (3) provide adequate drainage, from feedlot premises, and such drainage shall be so constructed as to control pollution of streams and lakes; (4) provide adequate veterinarian services for detection, control and elimination of livestock diseases; (5) have available for use at all times, mechanical means for scraping, cleaning and grading feedlot premises; (6) provide weather resistant aprons adjacent to all permanently affixed feed bunks, water tanks, and feeding devices; (7) conduct feedlot operations in conformity with established practices in the feedlot industry as approved by regulations made and promulgated by the commissioner, and in accordance with the standards set forth in this act.

Any feedlot operated in compliance with such standards, and in compliance with the regulations made and promulgated by the commissioner shall be deemed to be prima facie evidence that a nuisance does not exist.

History: L. 1963, ch. 287, § 5; L. 1967, ch. 295, § 1; April 20.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Discussed with respect to zoning of commercial feed lots, Dale J. Paulsen, 6 W.L.J. 493, 504, 505 (1967).

"Legal Muscle for the Fight Against Pollution," 9 W.L.J. 342, 359 (1970).

"Regulation of Air and Water Quality in Kansas: A Critical Look at Legislative Ambiguity and Administrative Discretion," George Cameron Coggins, 21 K.L.R. 1, 15 (1972).

"Agricultural Law: Suburban Sprawl and the Right to Farm," Dana Ann Bradbury, 22 W.L.J. 448, 465, 466 (1983).

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