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ACSP

Manure Composting Facility

 

Composting is an aerobic biological process in which microorganisms and temperature convert manure and other organic matter (carbon) into a soil-like material with reduced pathogen content called compost.  Compost can be applied as a soil amendment to improve soil health and plant growth.  A composting facility is a facility for the biological treatment, stabilization and environmentally safe storage of organic waste material (such as manure from poultry and livestock) to minimize water quality impacts and to produce a material that can be recycled as a soil amendment and fertilizer substitute. A livestock mortality management system is a facility for managing livestock mortalities such as to minimize water quality impacts or to produce a material that can be recycled as a soil amendment and fertilizer substitute.  Cost shareable mortality management system components include: composter, rotary drum composter, forced aeration static pile composter, mortality freezer/refrigeration unit and mortality incinerator system.

 

Maintenance Period 10 years
BMP Units Each
Required Effects
  • Acres affected
  • Animal type
  • Animal units
  • N and P waste managed
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • ENG - 317 - Composting Facility
  • ECS - 590 - Nutrient Management - (supporting practice)
  • During animal health emergency situations, NC GS 106-403 “Disposition of dead domesticated animals”.  Administrative code 02 NCAC 52C .0102 “Disposal of Dead Animals” and NRCS Standard #368 (Emergency Animal Mortality Management) should be reviewed in order for this BMP to be used for disposal of animals.
Cost Information
  • Average cost (75% or 90%)
CS2 Reference Materials
  • NC-ACSP 11 Signature Page
  • Map with BMP location, fields and roads
  • NC-ACSP-WMP Form
  • NC-ACSP-OMP Form
Additional Spot-check Requirements All waste management systems for operations not permitted by the Division of Water Resources must be spot-checked annually for five years following implementation.


ACSP Policy Summary

 

Design Standards

  • NRCS Composting Facility 317

  • NRCS Nutrient Management 590
  • During animal health emergency situations, NC GS 106-403 “Disposition of dead domesticated animals”.  Administrative code 02 NCAC 52C .0102 “Disposal of Dead Animals” and NRCS Standard #368 (Emergency Animal Mortality Management) should be reviewed in order for this BMP to be used for disposal of animals.

Job Sheet

NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770


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