Producer Checklist: NMP
Producers can use the checklist below to identify mandatory issues that an NMP must address. Unchecked items represent issues that may need additional attention. In preparing an NMP, it is critical that the following planning, management, and documentation procedures are in place for all CAFOs.
Facility Design and Management
____ Develop and implement an NMP.
____ Ensure that the production area is designed, maintained, and operated to contain all of the manure, litter, and process wastewater including storm water plus runoff from the 25-year (or 100-year for new swine, poultry, or veal operations), 24-hour rainfall event.
____ Dispose of animal mortalities to prevent discharge of pollutants to surface water and cannot be managed in the liquid manure or process wastewater collection systems (unless specifically designed to treat mortalities).
____ Divert clean water from the production area.
____ Prevent direct contact of confined animals with waters of the state.
____ Ensure that chemicals and other contaminants handled on-site are not disposed of in any manure, litter, process wastewater, or storm water storage/treatment system.
____ Identify appropriate site-specific conservation
practices to be implemented, including buffers to control runoff.
____ Maintain a setback area at least 100 feet from any down-gradient surface waters, open tile intake structures, sinkholes, agricultural well heads, or other conduits to surface waters where manure, litter, and other process wastewaters are not applied. (As a compliance alternative, a 35-foot vegetated buffer where manure, litter, or other process wastewaters are not applied. A CAFO can also demonstrate that a setback or buffer is not necessary or can be reduced).
____ Identify protocols for appropriate testing of manure, litter, process wastewater, and soil. ____ Collect and analyze manure, litter, and other process wastewaters annually for nutrient content, including N and P.
____ At least once every five years, collect and analyze representative soil samples for P content from all fields where manure, litter, and other process wastewaters are applied.
____ Establish protocols to land apply manure, litter, or process wastewater in accordance with site-