DEQ Issues General Permits for Swine, Cattle, and Wet Poultry
On April 12, 2019, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued three general permits for animal operations: Swine General Permit, Cattle General Permit, and Wet Poultry General Permit. The revisions to the previous permits are intended to increase protection of the environment and public health. The 2019 permit also includes measures to promote technology, efficiency, and transparency in record keeping and reporting. The permits are available online at these locations:
For additional information from NC DEQ, about the permit revision process, visit this website.