75-5-802. Permitting -- concentrated animal feeding operation. (1) For the purpose of permitting concentrated animal feeding operations, the department shall adopt, by reference, the federal regulations and definitions contained in 40 CFR, parts 122.23 and 412.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (3), concentrated animal feeding operations that meet the requirements of 40 CFR, part 412, must be authorized by the department under a general permit.
(3) If, upon review of an application for a general permit authorization for a concentrated animal feeding operation production area, the department discovers site-specific information that indicates that a general permit authorization is not sufficiently protective of water quality, the department shall require an individual permit.