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Overview of Pre-planning to improve MMP submittal process: Pitching in to Reduce Piles
July marks four months since DNR rolled out the eMMP--allowing producers to submit MMPs and pay fees online. Producers are submitting about 30 percent of annual manure management plans using the eMMP online application.
“We are pleased to see so many producers using the application. We asked people who file MMPs to tell us what they wanted. And that paid off, helping us create a product people really like.” - Ted Petersen, project coordinator
Find out more about the eMMP project by clicking on a video or button on the right:
It’s time to save money, time and effort by submitting annual MMP short forms online. Sign up now to use the eMMP. On March 22, DNR mailed a PIN number to each known livestock facility that is required to submit an MMP. To use the application, owners will need to follow these three steps:
Get started by clicking on the “MMP – Submit Online” button at the right to navigate to the application. Select “Help” at the top of the application page for more information.
Or, read the DNR fact sheet: Instructions for Online eMMP Submittal for step-by-step instructions. View detailed instructions on each topic at the “eMMP Webinar – View Online” button at right.
The DNR works to protect water, air and land quality by providing updated information on state requirements for animal production. DNR staff also strive to be efficient and customer friendly—looking for ways to improve our processes and services.
Following requests to develop an electronic submittal process for manure management plans, DNR hosted a week-long event in December 2016. DNR asked for input from those who create, submit and process about 7,000 plans annually: animal producers, consultants and technical service providers, county staff and DNR staff. Participants provided their perspectives, including advice on how to build an electronic submittal option for the annual short form and how to pay fees electronically.
Look to this page for continual updates as event participants improve forms and work to provide electronic options for producers and consultants.
For those who prefer using paper forms, DNR will continue to process hard copies. See updated form below. Submit paper MMPs using the current process.
Phase 1 – Electronic Short Form – Estimated Availability Spring 2018
For those who choose to submit the short form electronically, the following services will be available:
Handling Manure Management Plans -- Looking for a Better Way
An updated version of the MMP Short Form for Annual Updates (DNR form 542-8162) consolidates the previous short form and the fee form.
Animal Feeding Operations Rule Change Approved:
A rule amendment that allows Manure Management Plan updates and payments to be submitted electronically will become effective on Nov. 15. Learn more about the proposed changes.
Design Event – Hosted December 2016
Learn how to file your eMMP online:
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