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									                   Cattle Feedlot                            the general environmental duty (Section 25,             Details you        should     provide    with     the
                                                             Environment Protection Act 1993)                        application
 What is referred to the EPA?                                any relevant Environment Protection Policies.
                                                                                                                        size of feedlot;
                                                         It is important that you provide the information that
A cattle feedlot application that involves the holding                                                                  number of cattle and their weight at turn off;
                                                         the Authority needs to assess your application.
in a confined yard or area and feeding principally by                                                                   class of operation;
                                                         Proponents should seek professional advice in
mechanical means or by hand, in the case of works                                                                       pen construction and layout;
                                                         selecting the site and determining the operational
of the scale outlined below, will be referred to the                                                                    a site plan - it must be to scale, preferably a
                                                         aspects of establishing these types of businesses.
Environment Protection Authority as part of the                                                                         Topographic / Cadastral plan (eg. shows both
development assessment process. Relevant works           Ongoing management of cattle feedlots is also                  contours and boundaries) or a B4 Orthophoto
include:                                                 critical to the environmental performance and                  (1:2500 aerial photograph), and have a north
                                                         applicants should provide detail of management                 point;
As per Schedule 21 Part 4(1), Development
                                                         regimes for such operations.                                   a topographic plan of the surrounding area
Regulations 2008
 (a) an average of 250 but not more than 500 cattle      In cases where Development Approval is granted                 (preferable scale 1:50,000) showing:
     per day over any period of 12 months; or            and the proposal involves production exceeding an              location of all buildings, commercial and
 (b) where the yard or area is situated in a water       average of 500 cattle per day (or exceeding an                 recreational facilities clearly denoting
     protection area (as defined for the purposes of     average of 200 cattle per day in a water protection            occupancy, use and separation distances from
     the Water Resources Act 1990) an average of         area) over any period of 12 months, an                         the proposed feedlot;
     more than 100 but not more than 200 cattle per      Environmental Authorisation (licence) under the                limit of 1 in 100 year flood and any
     day over any period of 12 months, and               Environment Protection Act must also be obtained               environmentally sensitive sites.
                                                         before operations can commence.                             Separation distances
as per Schedule 22 Part 5(1), Development
Regulations 1993                                          What will the EPA look for?                               The Authority’s Guidelines for Separation Distances
 (a) not less than an average of 500 cattle per day      The information that you provide should aim to             recommend nominal separation distances between
     over any period of 12 months; or                    ensure that:                                               various sensitive land uses and cattle feedlots.
 (b) where the yard or area is situated in a water          the assessing officers clearly understand what          Draft Guidelines for Establishment and Operation of
     protection area (as defined for the purposes of        currently exists and what you are proposing             Cattle Feedlots in South Australia
     the Water Resources Act 1990) not less than            (during construction as well as the completed
     an average of 200 cattle per day over any                                                                      (Environment     Protection     Authority     and   SA
     period of 12 months, but not including any such                                                                Department of Primary Industries, 1994) are being
                                                            all potential environmental impacts are identified,
     operation carried on at an abattoir,                                                                           used as a standard to establish separation distances.
                                                            including off site impacts on the neighbouring
     slaughterhouse or saleyard or for the purpose                                                                  Separation distances for cattle feedlots given in the
                                                            environment such as noise, dust, fumes, water,
     only of drought or other emergency feeding.                                                                    draft Guidelines allow for variation in cattle numbers,
                                                            odour, waste etc.;
                                                                                                                    cattle size, treatment process and management
An application involving the production of less than        any action you propose to take to minimise
                                                                                                                    standards, as well as allowing for different types of
an average of 250 cattle per day (or less than an           impacts on the environment is clearly explained
                                                                                                                    receptors.           Please            refer         to
average of 100 cattle per day in a water protection         and documented.
                                                                                                                 for   all
area) over any period of 12 months will not be           The Authority aims to achieve sustainable                  relevant information / distances.
referred to the Authority, but will be assessed by       development by providing for economic development
council who may require similar information to that      opportunities but at the same time maintaining              Air quality
outlined in this information sheet.                      healthy ecological processes and providing
                                                                                                                    An environmental consultant should be engaged to:
 How is an application assessed?                         opportunities for future generations. In particular, the
                                                                                                                        provide an estimate of odour adjacent to
                                                         Authority aims to prevent pollution of:
                                                                                                                        sensitive land uses, eg. where odour impact is
When assessing your proposal the Council and the
                                                             air (by dust, odour etc.)                                  likely, odour modelling using AUSPLUME (or
EPA must, in determining its response, have regard
                                                             the local environment (in terms of noise)                  similar software) should be included;
                                                             water (including surface or groundwater,                   describe the climatic conditions of the locality
    the objects of the Environment Protection Act,
                                                             water catchment areas)                                     including wind strength and direction and rainfall
                                                             soil                                                       levels in different seasons;
    identify the likely sources of odour, dust or other       provide details of the type and size (including
    air borne particles (eg. manure stockpiles, dead          justification of size) of effluent disposal system to
    describe methods to be used to minimise the
                                                              be used.                                                Information Guide
    spread of odour, dust and air borne particles.          Solid waste disposal

 Environmental noise                                          estimate amount of manure to be produced.               Planning & Building
                                                              indicate method and location of manure storage.
An acoustic consultant should be engaged to                   provide details on any proposed manure
determine whether noise can be managed so that it             spreading to
does not adversely impact on nearby sensitive land            take place on site including:
uses. The consultant should identify the location and         location on the site where manure is to be
nature of nearby sensitive uses (eg. houses, food             spread, slope of land and proximity to water
preparation activities, tourist accommodation,                courses.
schools, hospitals etc.) and should assess the
following:                                                  Pollution prevention
     expected noise levels to be generated including          describe management practices for dealing with
     from temporary and permanent fixed plant;                dead animals (eg removed from site, buried on-
     predicted vehicle and forklift noise levels              site).
     adjacent to nearby sensitive land uses;
     existing background noise levels adjacent to           Soil quality
     nearby sensitive land uses.
                                                              describe the type and depth of the soil affected
 Water demand and use                                         by the development (particularly for the feedlot
                                                              stocking area and for any wastewater irrigation
    estimate the amount of water that the cattle              areas).
    feedlot will need per year in kilolitres.                 describe the topography and slope of the site
    identify the sources of water (eg. dam, bore,             and affected areas in particular.
    reticulated     supply,    treated        wastewater,     identify areas of the site likely to be exposed to
    stormwater).                                              erosion (eg. wind and water erosion) and what
    if you intend to use bore or treated wastewater,          methods are proposed to minimise erosion (eg.
    describe the quality of this water (eg. bacterial         paved traffic areas, planting new vegetation on
    and salinity levels).                                     slopes).
 Wastewater disposal & water quality
    estimate volume of wastewater / effluent to be
    describe how wastewater will be captured,
    stored, treated and disposed of so that it does
    not pollute the environment, eg. preventing
    contamination of clean water in creeks, lakes,
    groundwater,        aquifers or   the     marine
    environment).                                                     Kangaroo Island Council
    indicate size and location of any proposed                           Phone: 08 8553 4500
    controlled drainage areas.                                           Fax:   08 8553 2885
    if wastewater is to be disposed of by irrigation,
    nutrient balance of the wastewater and methods
    of irrigation to be used.                                                 PO Box 121
                                                                          Kingscote SA 5223

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