Proposed Rules Governing Animal Feedlots

The proposed rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota Rules Chapters 7020, 7001, 7002) governing animal feedlots; permits and certifications; and permit fees have been assigned to Administrative Law Judge Ann C. O'Reilly; OAH Docket No. 65-2200-30761.


As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on September 9, 2013, in St. Paul.  During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules.  Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013.  After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the Board and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period.  New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period.  The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013.   The Chief Administrative Law Judge has extended the deadline for completion of the rule report to Monday, November 18, 2013.

Report of the Administrative Law Judge

Amended Report of the Administrative Law Judge

Report of the Chief Administrative Law Judge

 Report of the Chief Administrative Law Judge

Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver comments to Judge O'Reilly concerning the proposed rules.  Her address is as follows:


Hon. Ann C. O'Reilly

Administrative Law Judge

600 North Robert Street

P.O. Box 64620

St. Paul , MN  55164-0620

Fax:  651-361-7936


The Proposed Rules, Notice of Hearing, Statement of Need and Reasonableness, Agency exhibits, public comments, and other documents relating to the proposed rules are now available on the website of the Pollution Control Agency at   .  The information will be updated as further comments are received.