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Animal Feeding Operations Reports
2010 Manure on Frozen and Snow-Covered Ground Report to the Governor and General Assembly
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2011 Manure on Frozen and Snow-Covered Ground Report to the Governor and General Assembly  |
2012 Manure on Frozen and Snow-Covered Ground Report to the Governor and General Assembly  |

Fact Sheets and Information for Animal Feeding Operations

The following fact sheets provide information on regulations, designed primarily for livestock and poultry producers: NPDES Permits for Combined Operations, Manure Management Plans for Confinements, Manure Application, Construction, Construction for Confinement Feeding Operations, Open Feedlots.

NPDES Permits for Combined Operations, Confinements and Open Feedlots

NPDES Permits -- Determining if a Combination Open Feedlot and Animal Confinement Must Apply for an NPDES Permit in 2008, posted 10/08
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DAIRIES — ACT NOW! NPDES Permits Needed for Combined Cow Yard – Confinement Operations, posted 10/08
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 What to Expect when DNR Inspects  |
 
 Alluvial and Karst Determinations
 DNR Guide to Alluvial and Karst Determinations for Animal Feeding Operations  |
 
Manure Management Plans for Confinements

The Iowa Phosphorus Index and Manure Management Plans for Confinements, posted 1/06
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MMP Fact Sheet
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Manure Management Plan Administrative Review Checklist, revised 2/05
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Instructions and Introduction, 542-4000 revised 2/04
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Appendix A - Reference Tables, 542-4000 revised 10/11 with updated yield data and rules
Preliminary Checklist for Manure Management Plan Preparation
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Manure Application, Manure Applicator Certification

Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Factsheet, revised 11/12 |
Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification Factsheet, revised 11/12
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Manure Application, Land Application
Separation Distances for Land Application of Manure, revised 10/08
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High Quality Water Resources, revised 3/03
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Construction - Other Permits Required

Storm Water Permit (If more than one acre is disturbed by construction)
How to File a Complete Notice of Intent, 1/03
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NPDES General Permit No.2
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Construction for Confinement Feeding Operations

Concrete Standards
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Distance Requirements for Construction, Effective 3/1/03, Updated 6/05
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Designated Wetlands, effective on Aug. 23, 2006
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Using the Master Matrix for Construction Permits  
Example Aerial Photo and Map Showing Separation Distances, 10/06
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 Stockpiles for Confinements
 Dry-Bedded Manure Stockpiling Regulations - For Cattle and Swine Confinements
 
 Confinement Dry Manure Stockpiling Regulations |
 
Open Feedlots

Design Criteria for Livestock Waste Control Systems at Open Feedlot Medium CAFOs 2/11
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Open Feedlot Construction Permit Manual, 11/06 (6.6MB)
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 Testing the Waters: A Beef and Dairy Producers' Guide to Check Water Quality below Open Lots     |
 
 Stockpiles for Open Lots  
 Open Feedlot Manure Stockpiling Regulations  |
 
Major Water Sources

Table 1: Major Water Sources - Rivers and Streams, 3/06
(Map available on AFO Siting Atlas)
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Table 2: Major Water Sources - Lakes, 3/06
(Map available on AFO Siting Atlas)

 
Technical Assistance

Field Offices -- Providing Assistance for Animal Feeding Operations, 10/05
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