Model Ordinances for CAFOs
The State Environmental Resource Center (www.serconline.org) has posted these links on their website. These are sample ordinances, concerning CAFOs, which local communities can adopt or modify to fit their needs. They address how to regulate CAFOs, from setback distances to water and air pollution limits.
1. Schwab, Jim. “Planning and Zoning for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.” Chicago, Illinois: APA Planning Advisory Service, 1999. See Appendix B – Sample ordinances.
2. Hanson, Andrew C. and Melissa K. Scanlan. “Model Livestock Zoning Ordinance: The Balance Between Environment, Economy, and Agriculture.” Madison, Wisconsin: Midwest Environmental Advocates, Inc., 2002.