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General Requirements for All Farms
Manure storage areas 100 feet away from state waters.
Animals in confined areas shall not have uncontrolled access to waters of the state.
Land application of animal waste shall be performed in accordance with the principles of the NJDA BMP Manual and the USDA-NRCS Field Office Technical Guide
Animals and related waste from reportable diseases shall not be disposed of until reported to the state vet.
Any person entering a farm to conduct official business related to these rules shall follow bio-security protocol.
Rules Dependent on Farm Size
1-7 Animal Units
No written plan required
8-299 Animal Units
Less than or equal to 1 animal unit per acre
Self-Certified plans required
Greater than 1 animal unit per acre
Self-Certified plans required and to be reviewed according to compliance with the Soil Conservation District and FOTG standards.
300+ Animal Units
CNMP and certification required
For Farms accepting outside waste
Self-certified plans required and accurate hauling records for all farms receiving/applying 155 or more tons of animal waste per year.
**No fees for filing or certification**
Description of a Self-Certification Plan
Farm Description- acreage, slope, location, etc
Animal Density Determination
Estimated Manure Production
Manure Storage Description
Barnyard RUnoff Management
Stream Access and Control
Off Farm Use and Disposal of Manure
Manure Spreading Plan
Emergency Management Plan
Good management guide for all farms:
Plan for managing manure spreading and disposal Store manure in a dry, level, impermeable location free from storm-water runoff
Manage storm-water to prevent manure contamination of water bodies and eliminate runoff
Control animal access to streams and waterways.
Control farm erosion.
Establish plan for managing neighbors, bedding, feed, odors, emergencies.