2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-200-30 - Disposal pits, incinerators, landfills, rendering, or composting required of persons raising or keeping poultry

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the raising or keeping of poultry on any premises within the Commonwealth of Virginia, or to enter into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person, unless the premises upon which such poultry is to be raised or kept is provided with or unless the person maintaining the premises whereon the poultry is raised or kept has access to:
1. A disposal pit;
2. An incinerator;
3. A renderer through a bona fide contract for rendering;
4. A landfill, through a bona fide contract for the disposal of dead poultry therein.
5. Composting either on site, in the poultry house, or at another site approved by the State Veterinarian; or
6. Any other method approved by the State Veterinarian.
B. Provisions governing disposal pits. Disposal pits shall be sited and permitted as landfills in accordance with the requirements of 9VAC20-80, Solid Waste Management Regulations, of the Virginia Waste Management Board.
C. Provisions governing incinerators.
1. If possible, an area away from public view should be selected.
2. No person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and no person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall construct or use an incinerator for the disposal of dead poultry unless it has the capability to burn within a time frame approved by the State Veterinarian all poultry raised or kept on the premises at any time.
3. Any person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and any person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall, before using an incinerator on his premises to dispose of birds, obtain approval for its use as required by state law and regulation.
D. Provisions governing bona fide rendering contract. No person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and no person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall dispose of dead poultry through rendering unless he owns a rendering facility, or unless he has entered into a bona fide contract for the rendering of such dead poultry, which contract shall be part of the plan for disposal of dead poultry specified by 2VAC5-200-50.
E. Provisions governing bona fide contract with a landfill. No person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and no person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall dispose of dead poultry in a landfill unless he owns a landfill, or unless he has entered into a bona fide contract for such disposal of dead poultry in a landfill, which contract shall be part of the plan for the disposal of dead poultry specified by 2VAC5-200-50.
F. Provisions governing composting.
1. If possible, an area from public view should be selected.
2. No person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and no person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall construct or use any facility for the composting of dead poultry unless it conforms to best management practices or acceptable composting guidance as approved by the State Veterinarian.
3. Any person engaged in the raising or keeping of poultry and any person who has entered into a contract involving the raising or keeping of poultry with any other person shall, before composting, obtain approval for composting as required by state law and regulation.

Notes

2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-200-30
Derived from VR115-02-18 § 3, eff. November 2, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 2, eff. October 29, 2009.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-6029 of the Code of Virginia.

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