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Published June 29 2011

Lake Park dairy feedlot agrees to pay penalty

LAKE PARK, Minn. – BGR Dairy has agreed to pay a $12,075 penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and take corrective actions to address alleged compliance violations at its dairy feedlot operation near Lake Park.

In November 2010, MPCA staff conducted a compliance inspection at the facility and observed noncompliant conditions that included a manure spill next to one of two liquid manure storage areas; lack of depth markers and damage to the liquid manure storage areas; three paddocks being used as open lots without MPCA approval; an unauthorized drain; and an unpermitted barn and open lot without runoff controls.

These deficiencies were not reported to the MPCA as required.

A January review of aerial photos also showed an unpermitted expansion of the feed storage area pad had occurred between 2008 and 2009.

BGR Dairy has taken steps to correct the alleged deficiencies and must complete all corrective actions by Dec. 1.