Idaho’s senate has passed a bill that would designate the Idaho State Department of Agriculture as the monitoring agency for swine, poultry and their waste, according to the Idaho Reporter. The responsibility currently falls to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality.
The bill now moves to the Idaho House. Concentrated animal feeding operations would be required to have state permits, the specifics of which would vary for small, medium, large and extra large operations. The legislation would not require CAFOs to share their nutrient management plans for animal waste, according to the Idaho Reporter.