Regulating Large Scale Feedlots – North Carolina

Date: 21 Nov 2008 | posted in: agriculture | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

North Carolina House Bill 515 was passed by both houses of the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., on August 27, 1997. The major points include: a 2-year moratorium on new hog operations; larger set-backs; county government authority to zone large hog operations; mandates that local governments sharply reduce nitrogen and phosporous discharges into rivers; and an EMC directive to complete management plans for the state’s 17 major river basins.