Animal Feeding Operations Draft General Permits

— Written By
Release: IMMEDIATE Contact: Megan Thorpe
Date: January 30, 2019 Phone: 919-707-8670

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced two meetings and a thirty-day comment period on three general permits for animal operations. The three permits are the Swine General Permit, the Cattle General Permit, and the Wet Poultry General Permit.

The first meeting on the three permits will be held Tuesday, February 19 at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville at 6 p.m.

Nearly all North Carolina swine farms, as well as wet poultry and cattle, are subject to the requirements of their respective state general permits. Comments obtained through the comment period and meetings will inform the final permit language.

The comment period will last until March 4, 2019, and public comments may be submitted in several ways:

  • In person at the meetings listed below
  • Via email:

Animal Farm Operations,
NC Division of Water Resources
1636 Mail Service Center Raleigh,  NC 27699-1636

The draft permits, examples of annual reports, and related fact sheets and information are available for review on the DEQ website.

Meeting date, time, and location:

WHEN:           February 19, 2019, at 6 p.m. (Registration begins at 5:30)

WHERE:         James Sprunt Community College

    133 James Sprunt Dr.

    Kenansville, NC