The Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting (DLEP) is charged with regulating the construction and operation of Ohio's largest livestock and poultry facilities using science-based guidelines that protect the environment while allowing the facility to be productive.
DLEP rules regulate how Ohio's largest livestock and poultry farms manage manure, waste water, and nutrients, as well as control flies, rodents and other pests.
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Information about the department's various programs as well as forms, applications and fact sheets can all be found in the resources section.
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