2019 Tennessee Code
Title 44 - Animals and Animal Husbandry
Chapter 18 - Feedlots, Dairy Farms and Poultry Production Houses
§ 44-18-102. Nuisance action or proceeding against feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 44-18-102 (2019)
  • (a) In any nuisance action or proceeding against a feedlot, dairy farm, or poultry production house brought by or on behalf of a person whose date of ownership of realty is subsequent to the established date of operation of the feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, proof of compliance with §§ 44-18-103 and 44-18-104 shall be an absolute defense; provided, that the conditions or circumstances alleged to constitute a nuisance are subject to regulatory jurisdiction in accordance with § 44-18-103 or § 44-18-104.

  • (b) In any nuisance action or proceeding against a feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house brought by or on behalf of a person whose date of ownership of realty precedes the established date of operation of the feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, but whose actual or proposed use of the realty for residential or commercial purposes is subsequent to the established date of operation of the feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, proof of compliance with §§ 44-18-103 and 44-18-104 shall be an absolute defense; provided, that the conditions or circumstances alleged to constitute a nuisance are subject to regulatory jurisdiction in accordance with § 44-18-103 or § 44-18-104.

  • (c) The normal noises and appearance of the animals or fowls, the noises in the operation of the equipment or the appearance of the equipment, the odors normally associated with any feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, the appearance of a feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, or litter and/or manure additive that is designed to bind soluble phosphorous in conformity with the Tennessee Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interim conservation practice standard if used by any feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house, shall not constitute grounds for any nuisance action or proceeding against a feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house brought by or on behalf of a person whose date of ownership of realty is subsequent to the established date of operation of the feedlot, dairy farm or poultry production house.

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