The purpose of this article is to remind Odor Management Plan (OMP) writers of the requirements of their clients (Farm Operator) to notify the Commission of the need for a post-construction inspection of the animal housing and/or manure storage facility.
On January 24, 2017 the State Conservation Commission (SCC) approved Interim Standard Animal Weights for Breeder Poultry to be used in the Act 38 Nutrient and Odor Management Program.
The purpose of this article is to remind plan writers and plan reviewers of the importance of accurately identifying wells and properly identifying those wells on the Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) and Nutrient Balance Sheet (NBS) maps.
The State Conservation Commission is in the process of updating the Standard Animal Weights that are utilized in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Program.
The Nutrient Management Program has released NMP Spreadsheet 5.2 – October 2016. Several updates were added to resolve identified issues and provide additional information.
The Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Education Program has posted training and registration information for the Spring 2017 certification trainings.
Where do I start? Beginning Act 38 nutrient management plan writers, when faced with writing their first nutrient management plans, are understandably met with a daunting task. The Nutrient Management Education Program has provided a key resource to assist new plan writers in the process.
The purpose of this article is to remind both Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) writers and reviewers of the Act 38 requirements, procedures and actions for NMP Triennial Reviews.
The purpose of this article is a reminder to both NMP Writers and Reviewers on NMP submission requirements.
The purpose of this article is to clear up confusion concerning freeboard, why it is required and how much freeboard is required to be maintained for agricultural waste storage facilities.
Yesterday I received a call from Washington DC and an investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was on the line. Since OSHA does not routinely deal with agriculture I braced myself to hear what the call subject would be. The call was prompted by the unfortunate death of a farm worker who was standing on top of a liquid manure spreader tank as it was filling up. The cause of death was asphyxiation associated with hydrogen sulfide gas. The representative was hoping to understand what normal manure handling equipment and practices are since she had not run into this type of accident in the past.
The purpose of this article is to explain the county service listings for commercial nutrient management or odor management specialists and how to have your name placed on those lists.
A point of discussion for many years has been that Act 38 Nutrient Management Plans (NMPs) are too large and complex for operators to understand and implement. The complete NMP, with all the appendices and supplements, can be a large document.
The 2015 North American Manure Expo was recently recognized with the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
The purpose of this article is to clarify soil testing requirements for Act 38 nutrient management plans (NMPs). Failure to follow these requirements may cause delays in the review and approval of submitted NMPs.
The Nutrient Management Program has released NMP Spreadsheet 5.1 – January 2016. Several updates were added to resolve identified issues and provide additional information.
The Act 38 Nutrient Management Program announces the release of Version 5.0 of the standard nutrient management plan.
The purpose of this article is to clarify the requirements for winter manure applications for Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) operations; CAOs, CAFOs and VAOs. Specifically the requirements apply to manure applied on the operation and to manure exported from the operation for land application on importing operations.
The purpose of this article is to describe the acceptable planning methods to address manure exported from Act 38 Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) operations (CAOs, CAFOs and VAOs) to known landowners or operators for agricultural land application.
A new supplement was added to the recently released Version 9.0 of the Nutrient Management Program Technical Manual.