Operation and Maintenance Plan Animal Mortality Incinerator/Gasifier, Code 316Landowner/Operator: / Date:
NRCS Service Center: / Conservation District:
Practice Location: / Tract/Field ID:
(Lat/Long or UTM Coord. or Sec/TS/R)
Operation & Maintenance Requirements
The purpose of this practice is to provide a system that will properly dispose of livestock and poultry carcasses in order to reduce the impacts of odors and to prevent pollution of water and soil resources. The estimated life span of this installation is at least 20 years. The life span of this practice can be assured and usually increased by developing and carrying out an operation and maintenance (O&M) program.
You are required to perform inspections and O&M activities in order for this practice to achieve the intended function, benefits, and design life. Items to inspect, operate, and maintain during the estimated design life of this practice include, but are not limited to, the following:
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- Require operators of an incinerator to be trained and licensed by the manufacturer’s representative or an equivalent organization using a state-approved training program.
- Catastrophic losses shall be handled immediately in an environmentally safe manner. Catastrophic losses will be handled by the vendor listed above or as instructed by your integrator. Name and contact information for catastrophic losses.
- If catastrophic death due to a disease occurs, the State Veterinarian shall be contacted immediately.
- Provide method and procedures of mortality disposal for normal and catastrophic losses.
- Dead animals associated with your operation shall be removed daily, so that unacceptable decay does not occur.
- Records of date, average weight, and number of deaths should be maintained.
- Incinerator/gasifier shall be loaded according to manufacturer’s recommendations and shall not exceed design capacity.
- Incinerator/gasifier shall only be used for the disposal of dead animals associated with your operation.
- The practice should be inspected routinely. All items needing maintenance should be repaired or replaced immediately.
- Inspect the incinerator periodically to ensure that all components are operating as planned and in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Check incinerator/gasifier unit-operating temperature to ensure it is operating within the required temperature range.
- Remove ashes daily or accordingly to manufacturer recommendations to maximize combustion and prevent damage to equipment.
Incinerator/Gasifier Operation ScheduleIncinerator/gasifier _____
Load Date / Number of Animals / Estimated Average Animal Weight (#) / Operation Date
Florida NRCSPage 2 of 2September 2014