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 Poultry Feeding Operations Registration  Nutrient Planner Certification  Nutrient Applicator Certification  Soil Nutrient and Poultry Litter Application.

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1  Poultry Feeding Operations Registration  Nutrient Planner Certification  Nutrient Applicator Certification  Soil Nutrient and Poultry Litter Application and Management Program  The Surplus Poultry Litter Removal Incentives Cost Share Program Incentives Cost Share Program

2 For commercial fertilizer and litter Shaded areas must comply with Title 22 Phosphorus and Nitrogen Local Conservation Districts assist in administration

3  State-wide requirement  2500 birds or more  Developed state map of facilities from info collected from info collected  Register at district office  Statutory privacy exemption

4 Applicator and Planner Applicator and Planner Training course Training course Exam for planner and commercial applicator Exam for planner and commercial applicator 5 year certification 5 year certification Continuing education Continuing education

5  Must have NMP to apply poultry litter.  Application must be made by Certified Applicator.  Resident of 2 ½ acres or less may apply at the Protective Rate or according to NMP and is not required to be a Certified Applicator.

6  Must have soil test to apply commercial P fertilizer at PR.  If no soil test is available, land owner may use recommendation of qualified person until January 1, 2009.

7 As of January 2007, Poultry litter within NSAs must be applied in compliance with a NMP.

8  May request plan from conservation district or contact other certified person.  Conservation district must approve plan.  May also use comprehensive nutrient management plan drafted by NRCS, which contains by NRCS, which contains a NMP. a NMP.

9 NRCS Field Office Technical Guide standard 590 and 633.

10  Keep records for at least 5 years.  Records available for inspection by ANRC or Conservation District but not public record.

11  Operation is not responsible for use of litter once litter is removed from premises.  Persons receiving litter must use litter in manner approved by ANRC and must keep records.

12  72 hours notice  16 Inspectors  A minimum of 5% spot inspections per year

13 To remove excess litter from Arkansas NSA  Provide cost share up to $15/ton  Litter must be purchased from a registered PFO operation inside the NSA and transported outside the area  All transport will be suspended upon notice of a disease outbreak  Applicant must present an application for payment; conformation of mileage, litter weight, where applied, names and latt. and long.

14  Warning Letter  2 nd offense $50 fine  3 rd offense: $500 Fine for PFO Reg. $500 Fine for PFO Reg. $1,000 fine For Applicator $2,500 fine for Planner and possible Suspension, revocation, annulment or withdrawal of certification $1,000 fine For Applicator $2,500 fine for Planner and possible Suspension, revocation, annulment or withdrawal of certification

15  13 PFO violations for late registration or failure to register  1 complaint regarding improper setback distance  3 violations regarding improper application by the same applicator We have received several complaints, but our rules stipulate all complaints must be signed by a notary public.

16  Owner or operator of a CAFO facility within a NSA must follow any ANRC requirement in addition to CAFO permit.  Must still register operation with ANRC/ Conservation District.

17 Voluntary. If, for any reason, you feel that this program is not what you want, you don’t have to participate. We are presenting a proposal that landowners can take or leave. We are trying to provide enough incentives that landowners want to participate.

18 “Proposal” Conservation Conservation Reserve Reserve Enhancement Enhancement Program Program

19 MODIFIED CRP MODIFIED CRP TARGET SPECIAL ENVIR. CONCERNS CRP MAY NOT ADDRESS TARGET SPECIAL ENVIR. CONCERNS CRP MAY NOT ADDRESS NON-FEDERAL match - 20%, of which 50% NON-FEDERAL match - 20%, of which 50% has to be cash has to be cash USDA - 80% USDA - 80% SPECIAL RENTAL PAYMENT, other incentives SPECIAL RENTAL PAYMENT, other incentives

20 Restore 15,000 Acres of Riparian Habitat and Buffer

21  IMPROVE RIPARIAN HABITAT FOR AREA WILDLIFE  REDUCE SEDIMENT & NUTRIENT LOADING  REDUCE SOIL EROSION THROUGH STREAMBANK STABILIZATION

22 15-YEAR CONTRACTS ON ALL PRACTICES OFFERED 15-YEAR CONTRACTS ON ALL PRACTICES OFFERED NO RANKING OR COMPETING TO ENROLL NO RANKING OR COMPETING TO ENROLL FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE UNTIL ACREAGE CAP REACHED FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE UNTIL ACREAGE CAP REACHED

23 No Sign-Up Period No Sign-Up Period Continuous Sign-Up Until Acreage Cap Reached Continuous Sign-Up Until Acreage Cap Reached Landowners Don’t Have to Compete Landowners Don’t Have to Compete Applies to Agriculture and Pasture Land Applies to Agriculture and Pasture Land Cropped 4 out of Last 6 Years ( ) Cropped 4 out of Last 6 Years ( ) Based on Soil Type for Ag Land Based on Soil Type for Ag Land Flat Rate by County for Pasture Land Flat Rate by County for Pasture Land

24 CP22 - Riparian Forest Buffers CP22 - Riparian Forest Buffers CP29 - Native Warm Season Grass Buffers CP29 - Native Warm Season Grass Buffers

25 USDA/CREP - $24 MILLION USDA/CREP - $24 MILLION ~ $18-$19 Million Rental Rates/ Maintenance Fees/Incentive Payments~ $18-$19 Million Rental Rates/ Maintenance Fees/Incentive Payments ~ $5-$6 Million Cost-Share~ $5-$6 Million Cost-Share STATE OF ARKANSAS and other partners - $6 MILLION STATE OF ARKANSAS and other partners - $6 MILLION ~ $3 Million Incentive Payments~ $3 Million Incentive Payments ~ $3 Million In-Kind Match~ $3 Million In-Kind Match

26 SOIL RENTAL RATE THAT INCLUDES A 100% INCENTIVE PAYMENT BASED ON CURRENT COUNTY RENTAL RATES, PER ACRE PER YEAR

27 50% COST-SHARE 50% COST-SHARE A Signing Incentive Payment of $100/ac., one- time payment A Signing Incentive Payment of $100/ac., one- time payment 100% Additional Rental Payments for 15 years 100% Additional Rental Payments for 15 years ~ $9/ac. Maintenance Fee ~ $9/ac. Maintenance Fee

28 State Incentive Payment - $200 per Acre Enrolled, One- Time Payment State Incentive Payment - $200 per Acre Enrolled, One- Time Payment Apply for Arkansas Riparian Zone and Wetlands Tax Credit (a dollar-for-dollar tax credit). The tax credit is calculated on 50% cost-share. Apply for Arkansas Riparian Zone and Wetlands Tax Credit (a dollar-for-dollar tax credit). The tax credit is calculated on 50% cost-share.

29 All CRP Practices in this CREP require cropping or grazing history - 4 out of 6 years between 2001 and 2006 All CRP Practices in this CREP require cropping or grazing history - 4 out of 6 years between 2001 and 2006

30 Minimum width- 300-Foot BUFFER Minimum width- 300-Foot BUFFER Maximum width- OVERLAND OUT-OF- BANK FLOW THAT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF SCOUR EROSION, DEBRIS DEPOSITS, OR SEDIMENT DEPOSITION Maximum width- OVERLAND OUT-OF- BANK FLOW THAT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF SCOUR EROSION, DEBRIS DEPOSITS, OR SEDIMENT DEPOSITION Minimum width- 300-Foot BUFFER Minimum width- 300-Foot BUFFER Maximum width- OVERLAND OUT-OF- BANK FLOW THAT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF SCOUR EROSION, DEBRIS DEPOSITS, OR SEDIMENT DEPOSITION Maximum width- OVERLAND OUT-OF- BANK FLOW THAT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF SCOUR EROSION, DEBRIS DEPOSITS, OR SEDIMENT DEPOSITION

31 RIPARIAN BUFFERS Native Warm- Season Grasses Hardwood Plantings

32 LANDOWNER APPLIES AT FSA LANDOWNER APPLIES AT FSA NRCS & FSA DETERMINE CREP ELIGIBILITY NRCS & FSA DETERMINE CREP ELIGIBILITY NRCS & PARTNERS DEVELOP CPO NRCS & PARTNERS DEVELOP CPO NRCS/FSA COMPLETES CRP DOCUMENTATION NRCS/FSA COMPLETES CRP DOCUMENTATION LANDOWNER COMPLETES PRACTICE LANDOWNER COMPLETES PRACTICE NRCS CERTIFIES PRACTICE COMPLETION NRCS CERTIFIES PRACTICE COMPLETION STATE RECEIVES COMPLETION P/W & MAKES SIP PAYMENT STATE RECEIVES COMPLETION P/W & MAKES SIP PAYMENT FSA PAYS C/S & SIP FSA PAYS C/S & SIP FSA STARTS RENTAL PAYMENTS TO LANDOWNERS FSA STARTS RENTAL PAYMENTS TO LANDOWNERS NRCS/FSA-REQUIRED COMPLIANCE CHECKS NRCS/FSA-REQUIRED COMPLIANCE CHECKS


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