A CAFO covered under a general permit must notify the TDEC when the CAFO is no longer in operation. The TDEC retains the right to deny termination of coverage until receipt of the necessary notice and information from the permittee.
CAFO operators should remember that a closure/rehabilitation plan for the waste system was submitted as part of the original permitting process. That closure plan should have met NRCS standards and addressed the maintenance of the facility until proper closure is completed within 360 days. The TDEC may not consider the CAFO closed or terminate the permit until the closure plan has been implemented.
"W092-Terminating a Permit," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, , http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexani/61