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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

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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 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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