10.15.06.13

.13 Dairy Farm Construction and Plan Submission.

Pursuant to the standards set forth in the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, for construction, reconstruction, or extensive alteration of a dairy farm, a person shall submit to the Department:

A. A plan and specifications before:

(1) Constructing or reconstructing a milk house, milking barn, milking stable, or milking parlor;

(2) Converting or remodeling an existing building or structure for use as a milk house, milking barn, milking stable, or milking parlor; or

(3) Adding, modifying, or replacing:

(a) A bulk milk tank;

(b) A milking system;

(c) Any part of a milking system;

(d) A washing system;

(e) Any part of a washing system; or

(f) A cooling system, including a plate cooler or bulk tank cooling system; and

B. A plan and drawing bearing the name of a professional engineer or a representative of the company performing the work;

C. Contact information for the dairy farm, including:

(1) The full name, title, and telephone number of each applicant;

(2) The name of the dairy farm;

(3) The mailing address;

(4) The location; and

(5) Directions to the site;

D. A site drawing showing the location of the milk house, milking barn, milking stable, milking parlor, and each animal housing area, with approximate distances in feet, to:

(1) Manure pits;

(2) Cow yards;

(3) Silos;

(4) Wells or other approved water systems;

(5) Septic systems;

(6) Frost free style watering hydrants;

(7) Ditches; and

(8) Streams;

E. A detailed drawing of the interior of the milk house, milking barn, milking stable, milking parlor, and each animal housing area indicating dimensions and showing the location of:

(1) Equipment;

(2) Pre-coolers;

(3) Floor drains;

(4) Lighting;

(5) Hose bibs;

(6) Watering troughs;

(7) Frost free style watering hydrants;

(8) Washing systems;

(9) Chemical dispensers;

(10) Compressors;

(11) Back flow prevention devices; and

(12) Toilets;

F. For pipeline and milking system installations:

(1) The make, model number, quantity, and specifications of milking equipment including pipeline and milking units;

(2) The make and model number of pumps used in the milking system, including specifications such as horsepower and cubic feet per minute;

(3) A drawing of the parlor or barn showing the location of:

(a) Milking equipment;

(b) Pipeline, including size and length of the piping;

(c) Wash line, including size and length of the wash line;

(d) Receiver, if applicable;

(e) Pre-cooler, if applicable;

(f) Any other milk equipment; and

(g) The milk house, bulk tank, and animal housing area in relation to the milking parlor or milking barn;

(4) A description and diagram of the location of the back flow protection methods or devices that will be installed to protect the potable water supply on all plate coolers, chemical pumps, water lines, and other fixtures;

(5) The type, such as gas or electric, and capacity of the hot water heating system; and

(6) Information and specifications for booster or supplemental heating systems, if utilized;

G. For bulk tank/milk cooling systems installation:

(1) A drawing of the milk house with bulk tank location, floor drain locations, and clearance dimensions on both sides, in front, and above the manhole of the bulk tank;

(2) Specific floor, wall, and ceiling finishes, if part of a new installation;

(3) Bulk tank specifications, including make, model number, and capacity;

(4) Cooling system specifications, including make, model number, and capacity; and

(5) Pre-cooler type and British thermal units capability, if applicable.