Ha, with Lees post, I think I am in Green Acres - ah, the age old fight between the city mouse and the country mouse. Call me a country mouse with some city sensibilities....... Sad thing about regulations is that you always end up taking SOME of the good with the bad, but on balance you have to get it right...and try to be fair. If said Dairy Farmer is really a numerous case, then maybe you can can simply have exceptions when no neighbors are within X distance, or when the neighbors sign off on it (like zoning). Ain't many OWB that are going to smell MORE than a muddy dairy lot or a field of freshly spread green manure! Ah, the smell of ammonia on a summer morn....... Reminds me of a friend that tried to build a house on their horse farm - about 100 acres. The regs were strict where we lived due to a state/national park nearby, so he got held up for a year. Finally one day when they were questioning him about the septic, he blurted out "Hey Guys, there are 25 horses shitting and pissing on that field every day". Sort of put it in perspective. The approved the house.