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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Best Management Practices
Environmental Impacts
Building an EMS
Alternative Technologies
Acknowledgements
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Agriculture / Animal industry


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Ag 101 - Airborne Emissions from Animal Production Systems
Abstract: This site looks at airborne emmissions from concentrated production operations and the issues they cause.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01334.htm

Ag 101 - Ammonia
Abstract: This site descusses ammonia and ammonium and their relation with nitrogen.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01255.htm

Ag 101 - Antibiotics, Pesticides, and Hormones
Abstract: This site discusses organic compounds used in animal feeding operations which may pose risks if released into the environment.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01269.htm

Ag 101 - Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning
Abstract: This is a summary of issues addressed by a CNMP.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/impactcnmp.html

Ag 101 - Other Airborne Emissions
Abstract: This site discusses particulate emissions or "organic dust."
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01262.htm

Ag 101 - Pork Production
Abstract: This module looks at pork production as it has evolved over the past 300 years in the U.S., at the economic value of pork to the U.S. and American agriculture and at typical production and manure handling systems in use today.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01439.htm

Ag 101 - Potential Environmental Impacts
Abstract: While agriculture was reported to be the most common pollutant of rivers and streams, it is important to realize the many positive environmental benefits of agriculture.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01249.htm

Alternative Natural Technologies Sequencing Batch Reactor Performance Verification [PDF]
Abstract: A report on the Alternative Natural Technologies, Inc. (ANT) Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) as a wastewater treatment system.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36124.pdf

Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center - Annual Report [PDF]
Abstract: This report is the eighth in a series of Annual Reports describing annual activities associated with the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center (APWMC).
Source: NC State university
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36119.pdf

APPLYING ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO CAFOS: A CASE STUDY [PDF]
Abstract: This paper will 1) summarize the process used for facilitating an alternative technologies application on CAFOs, 2) review the critical issues in applying new technologies from the perspective of EPA, industry, research community, and private sector; and 3) summarize lessons learned in this process.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36117.pdf

Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Efficiently Use Swine Manure as Fertilizer
Abstract: These are examples of best management practices (BMP's) for controlling nutrient flow from the swine operation and for improving the effectiveness of manure as a nutrient resource.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36147.htm

Best Management Practices for Pork Production
Abstract: This site tells about best management practices.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36148.htm

Building the EMS
Abstract: This table displays the seventeen elements of an ISO 14001 EMS model.
Source: N.C. DPPEA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/build.asp

CAFO Fact Sheet # 1 [PDF]
Abstract: A Brief History and Background of the EPA CAFO Rule
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15140.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 2 [PDF]
Abstract: Do I Need an NPDES Permit for My Livestock or Poultry Operation
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/20/19162.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 3 [PDF]
Abstract: How Soon Must I Apply for an NPDES Permit
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/21/20763.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 4 [PDF]
Abstract: How Do I Apply for an NPDES Permit
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/22/21238.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 5 [PDF]
Abstract: What if My Operation is an AFO But Not a CAFO?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/22/21237.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 6 [PDF]
Abstract: What CAFO Reports Must I Submit?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36073.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet # 7 [PDF]
Abstract: Alternative Treatment Systems
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewarship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36074.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #10 [PDF]
Abstract: CAFO Requirements for the Production Area
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36092.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #13B [PDF]
Abstract: CAFO Requirements for Large Swine Operations
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36078.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #15 [PDF]
Abstract: Liquid Level Markers for Uncovered Manure Storages and Lagoons
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36081.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #20 [PDF]
Abstract: What is Required in a Nutrient Management Plan?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36082.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #21 [PDF]
Abstract: What is the Agricultural Storm Water Exemption?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewarship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36083.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #22 [PDF]
Abstract: Land Application Setback and Buffer Requirements for NPDES Permitted Large CAFOs
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36084.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #23 [PDF]
Abstract: Transfer of Manure or Wastewater Off Farm
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36085.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #24 [PDF]
Abstract: Technology Options to Comply with Land Application Rules
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36086.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #25 [PDF]
Abstract: Making Decisions About Application Rates
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36087.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #26 [PDF]
Abstract: What Records Must I Maintain for Land Application?
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36088.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #30 [PDF]
Abstract: Financial and Technical Assistance Available to CAFO Owners and Operators
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36090.pdf

CAFO Fact Sheet #31 [PDF]
Abstract: EQIP Financial and Technical Assistance Available to CAFO Owners/Operators
Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36091.pdf

Chapter 3: Waste Management Plans
Abstract: The animal waste management plan details the amount of waste generated, the fields and associated crops receiving the waste, and the BMPs specific to the operation.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36132/Manual/a/chapter3a.h
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Chemicals from agricultural activities [PDF]
Abstract: Intensification of agricultural production carries several potential risks to water supplies. This study takes a look at those risks.
Source:
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01556.pdf

COMPARISON OF ODOR DISPERSION AT SWINE FACILITIES AND WASTE PROCESSING CENTERS USING A EULERIAN-LAGRANGIAN MODEL [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this report is to compare odor dispersion at swine facilities that use alternative waste technologies (as well as waste processing centers) with odor dispersion at two control farms that use conventional lagoon technology.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36126.pdf

Development of Environmentally Superior Technologies
Abstract: Phase 2 Report for Technology Determinations per Agreements Between the Attorney General of North Carolina and Smithfield Foods, Permium Standard Farms, and Frontline Farmers.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36120.htm

Economic Analysis of Proposed Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Meat and Poultry Products Industry [PDF]
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes and promulgates water effluent discharge limits (effluent limitations guidelines and standards) for industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01479.pdf

Emergency Action Plans and Safety [PDF]
Abstract: Emergency action plans should be developed to meet current animal manure management regulations.
Source: Iowa State Extension
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36130.pdf

Environmental Assessment of Proposed Revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Regulation and the Effluent Guidelines for CAFOs [PDF]
Abstract: This report focuses on the qualitative impacts on human health and the environment associated with releases of wastes to surface water from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01557.pdf

Environmental Management Systems for Pork Producers
Abstract: This site is dedicated to assisting pork producers design and implement an environmental management system (EMS).
Source: N.C. DPPEA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/porktool/

Evaluation of Environmentally Superior Technology: Final Report [PDF]
Abstract: Swine Waste Treatment System for Elimination of Lagoons, Reduced Environmental Impact, and Improved Water Quality
Source: USDA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36121.pdf

Gasification for Elimination of Swine Waste Solids with Recovery of Value-added Products [PDF]
Abstract: Gasification is an oxygen-deprived, thermal decomposition technology that has been used to process materials such as biomass and coal to capture their energy and retain minerals in a sterile ash.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36125.pdf

Grower-Finisher Water Usage with Wet/Dry Feeders [PDF]
Abstract: This study systematically measured and reported the water usage of grower-finisher swine using dry and wet/dry feeders.
Source: Prairie Swine Center
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36111.pdf

Iowa Pork Producers Association
Abstract: The Iowa Pork Producers Association mission is to provide leadership in areas related to the industry in order to enhanve Iowa pork producers' opportunity, profit, success and stewardship.
Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association
URL: http://www.iowapork.org/

LIVESTOCK-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
Abstract: This site explains connections with the environment and industrial production systems.
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01910.htm

Manure Matters [PDF]
Abstract: The Economic Potential of Methane Recovery for Swine Operations: Projected Impacts of Various Public-Policy Scenarios
Source: UNL's Livestock Environmental Issues Committee
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36115.pdf

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)
Abstract: The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) conducts public policy outreach on behalf of its 44 affiliated state association members - enhancing opportunities for the success of U.S. pork producers and other industry stakeholders by establishing the U.S. pork industry as a consistent and responsible supplier of high quality pork to the domestic and world market.
Source: National Pork Producers Council
URL: http://www.nppc.org/

North Carolina Pork Council
Abstract: The NC Pork Council mission is to foster, enhance and improce the capabilities of all those associated with pork in North Carolina.
Source: North Carolina Pork Council
URL: http://www.ncpork.org/

Options for Managing Odor
Abstract: This is a report dealing with problems and solutions for managing odor in swine production.
Source: NC State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/10/09941.htm

Phase 2: Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Pathogens [PDF]
Abstract: This project is part of an overall research, development and demonstration effort to identify environmentally superior technologies for the treatment and management of swine waste.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36127.pdf

Premium Standard Farms, Inc. and Continental Grain Company, Inc. [PDF]
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department announced a civil settlement with the nation's second largest pork producer, Premium Standard Farms, Inc. (PSF), and Continental Grain Company, Inc. (Continental).
Source: EPA OECA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01558.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Chemical, Pesticide, and Fertilizer Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15639.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Crop Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15654.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15655.pdf

Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/16/15655.pdf

Re-cycle: A Profitable Swine Production System With Zero Waste
Abstract: The RE-Cycle system is designed to convert waste into value added products.
Source: NCSU, Department of Animal Science
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36150.htm

Solid Separation/Constructed Wetland System for Swine Wastewater Treatment [PDF]
Abstract: A report on the construction of wetlands as a waste management system for swine production.
Source: NC State University, College of Ag and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36123.pdf

Thermochemical Conversion of Swine Manure to Produce Fuel and Reduce Waste
Abstract: The report of a study using thermochemical conversion of swine manure.
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36114.htm

Three Waste Management Technologies May Be Alternatives for Swine Industry
Abstract: Three additional alternative methods of treating the waste from swine farms have made what might be called the first cut toward being declared "environmentally superior" to the method now used by most North Carolina hog farms to treat waste.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36128.htm

Tips for Saving Water [PDF]
Abstract: This is a list of water saving tips.
Source: Prairie Swine Center, Inc.
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36112.pdf

Unified National Strategy for Animal Feeding Operations [PDF]
Abstract: These are guidlines for Animal Feeding Operations.
Source: USDA and EPA
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36139.pdf

US Census Bureau 2002 NAICS Definitions 112 Animal Production
Abstract: This site summarizes differnt types of animal production.
Source: US Census Bureau
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01912.htm

USING THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY, Hermetia illucens, AS A VALUE-ADDED TOOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SWINE MANURE [PDF]
Abstract: Preliminary results from using the black soldier fly to digest swine manure solids suggested that the system could be even more effective for swine manure.
Source: NC State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36122.pdf

Voluntary Environmental Improvement Programs: Comparing CNMP and EMS on Western Iowa Livestock Farms [PDF]
Abstract: This report is a summary of the follow up study conducted approximately a year after the programs were concluded with the participants that completed either the Livestock Environmental Management System Pilot Project (LEMS) or Western Iowa Livestock External Stewardship Pilot Project (WILESPP).
Source: Iowa State University
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36129.pdf

Water: Optimizing Performance While Reducing Waste
Abstract: This prevents information to allow producers to consider the value of water in commercial pig production.
Source: North Carolina State University Swine Extension
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/37/36113.htm

Wisconsin Pork Association
Abstract: Wisconsin Pork Association is the source for representing the state's pork industry.
Source: Wisconsin Pork Association
URL: http://www.wppa.org/

 


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