The management of animal waste from Animal Feeding Operations (AFO) is a priority in Florida and throughout the country. AFOs are facilities where numbers animals are in confined situations and meet both of the following criteria:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issues generic permits to regulate a category of wastewater facilities or activities only if they all involve the same or substantially similar types of operations; discharge the same types of wastes or engage in the same types of residuals or industrial sludge use or disposal practices; require the same effluent limitations, operating conditions, or standards for residuals or industrial sludge use or disposal; or require the same or similar monitoring.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.