The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is revising ATCP 51, the administrative rule that regulates the local government authority over new or expanding livestock facilities in Wisconsin.
The process includes opportunities for the public to comment on the proposed rule, and allows for changes to the proposed rule as a result of comments.
This is our opportunity as engaged citizens to stand up and make our voices heard in regards to the current one size fits all livestock siting and CAFO regulation that has preempted local control at great cost to the health and safety of our rural communities!
Hearings are scheduled to take place at four locations with two separate hearings at each location, between 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Each three-hour session will begin with a presentation by DATCP, followed by opportunity for public comments.
Click Here for a full list of all public hearings. The two geographically closest are:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
State Agriculture Building, 2811 Agriculture Drive
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 3060 W. Kinney Coulee Road
Thomas G. Rowe Room
- Chronology of ATCP-51 from 2003-2011 Click Here
The full 2019 Technical Expert Committee Report can be found at this link: https://datcp.wi.gov/
Click Here for a case summary by Midwest Environmental Advocates
How to Comment:
DATCP will accept comments on the proposed rule through Friday, September 13, 2019.
There are several ways to send comments for the official record:
• Attend a public hearing and provide spoken or written comments.
• Send comments via email to livestocksitingcomments@
• Comment online at http://docs.legis.
• Mail written comments to DATCP-ARM, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708.