Today we spoke with Jon Harrang at the ODA Food Safety Div in Redmond. His recommendations were as follows:
- Come up with a clear vision of what you want to do and then work to obtain land use approval for that through Deschutes County Community Development Dept.
- Decide if you will have any non-resident employees and/or a tasting room. That will dictate whether or not you need a dedicated restroom, or if the house toilet will suffice.
- If a tasting room is planned, and you are able to get approval to do that from DC-CDD, then that will affect the overall layout of the facility and a restroom would need to be incorporated into the plans. Also, in that case you would need to get a septic authorization letter through the County.
- You indicated you are on a well. It needs to be tested at least annually for total coliforms/e.coli, with results kept on file at the firm.
- You stated that you hope to land-apply the liquid portion of the brewery waste. You would need to talk to Larry Brown DEQ/Bend and also Matt Haynes of ODA’s fertilizer program to get approval for that.
- Finally, send me a drawing or set of plans showing “what will be where”. It is best if we agree on the layout and are able to schedule a site visit before building occurs.