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Preparing for and Conducting Compliance Inspections County Feedlot Officer Compliance/Enforcement Training Ed Uhlenkamp, Todd County SWCD/Feedlot Officer.

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1 Preparing for and Conducting Compliance Inspections County Feedlot Officer Compliance/Enforcement Training Ed Uhlenkamp, Todd County SWCD/Feedlot Officer

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3 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Preparing for Inspections Overview  What to inspect/ Types of inspections  File review  Tools, biosecurity  Conducting the inspection  In the file  Other background information

4 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Which sites should I inspect?  Consult your most recent Work Plan  Complaints  Facility construction  Sensitive/ TMDL Areas  Recent Land Application  Enforcement related inspections

5 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Preparation: Type of Inspection  Facility Compliance/ Permitting  Complaint (Facility Compliance or Land Application)  Construction  Land Application  Level I (required for facilities over 100 AUs)  Level II  Level III

6 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections

7 What type of inspection would you use to document? A.Compliance B.Complaint C.Land Application Level III D.Construction

8 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Prior to the inspection  Registration Information (up to date?)  Permitting History  Previous inspection reports, pictures, MinnFARM  Previous enforcement actions or complaints  Other – MMP, phone notes, ect.  Aerial photos, site sketch, plat maps

9 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Aerial Photos

10 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections What to bring with you  Tools:  Facility file  Aerial photos, site sketch, plat maps  Inspection Forms  Customized checklist  7020 Rule Book  Camera (film, extra batteries)  Measuring devise  Other Items (depending on the circumstances):  Sampling bottles  Chain of Custody Form  Cooler, ice  Other field monitoring equipment  Dissolved Oxygen Meter  Jerome Meter

11 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Biosecurity  Biosecurity (see MN Board of Animal Health website: or Enviromental Protection Agency website:  Rubber or disposable boots  Disinfectant, water, tub, brush  Check with producer for appropriate measures  Car wash

12 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Safety First Leave Facility if…  you feel threatened  conditions look unsafe  facility representative exhibits strange or violent behavior  And always document

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15 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Conducting an Inspection  Contact producer  Biosecurity issues  Appropriate responsible party available  Thoroughly walk the site  Look for manure sources  Look for pathways to receiving waters, ditches, tile inlets, slopes - on the maps and at the site  Filling out the Inspection Form  Level 1 records review

16 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Inspections: Total and Partial Confinement Barns What to look for…  Seepage of manure under or around the barn walls such that it can come into contact with precipitation (rain or snowmelt waters) and there are no runoff controls  Poultry barn floors that are not maintained according to Minn. R. pt (see the factsheet “Technical Guidelines for Poultry Barn Floors”)  Manure, litter, spoiled feed that has accumulated outside of the barn

17 Check for; Ground Seeps, Perimeter Tile outlets, and Dead Stock Piles

18 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Inspections: Open Lots What to look for…  Direct conduits to surface waters such as tile inlets within, or adjacent to, the open lot that collect the runoff  Manure, litter, spoiled feed that has accumulated outside of the lot as a result of barn cleaning, moving animals in and out, etc.

19 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Does a blind tile intake need to be recorded ? A.Yes B.No

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21 This is proper composting. A.True B.False

22 LOOK FOR POINTS OF DISCHARGE

23 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections What to look for…  Flow of clean water into open lot area such that it becomes contaminated and contributes to the amount of runoff to be controlled  Runoff of manure-contaminated water from open lots without treatment or collection for later land application.  Unlined manure storage area Inspections: Open Lots

24 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections MinnFARM uses what rainfall event in the modeling? A.one inch event B.25 year/24 hour C.four inch event D.one foot of snow

25 Pumpkin pie anyone?

26 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Conducting a Full Inspection  Compliance Inspections include site visit and records review (for sites 100 AU ≥)  Requires a Compliance Determination  Compliance- meets applicable requirements  Conditional Compliance- non- conforming requirements can/will be addressed in 4-6 weeks  Non-Compliance- many requirements not met

27 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Inspection Documents for File  Registration Information  Site Inspection Form (Customized checklist )  Aerial photos, site photos, sketch findings  Letter to producer (compliance/non- compliance)  If OLA, then FLEval/MinnFARM results

28 Compliance/Enforcement Training – Preparing for Inspections Questions?


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