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Falls Lake Agriculture Rule, 15A NCAC 2B Rule 0280

Establishes collective nitrogen and Phosphorus reduction goals for agricultural operations in the watershed. This rule will effect anyone who engages in agricultural operations in the Falls Lake Watershed, produces crops or horticulture products (excluding trees) primarily for financial profit, engages in research activities in support of commercial production or has:

  • 5 or more horses
  • 20 or more cattle
  • 20 or more swine not in a feedlot
  • 150 or more swine in a feedlot
  • 120 or more sheep
  • 130 or more goats
  • 650 or more turkeys
  • 3,500 or more chickens
  • any combination that exceeds 20,000 pounds of live weight at anytime
All persons this rule effects, must register with their Local Advisory Committee. To register or for more details, please visit the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation's website at