On October 29, 2011 Pennsylvania DEP released the revised Manure Management Manual.

The purpose of the Manual and accompanying supplements is to provide guidelines that comply with DEP regulations concerning animal manures and agricultural process wastewaters.

Who these guidelines pertain to:

A) All farms that generate or use manure, regardless of the size of the farm,  including farms that:

  1. Pasture livestock or poultry, or
  2.  Maintain an Animal Concentration Area (barnyard, exercise lot or feedlot), or
  3. Apply manure to their crop fields

B) Farms that are defined as CAOs or CAFOs need to follow a different, more detailed Nutrient Management Planning process.

Overview of Manure Management Guidelines for PA Farmers Generating or Using Manure

Helpful links:

Land Application of Manure, a supplement to Manure Management for Environmental Protection, Effective date 10/29/11

Chapter 91, Section of the PA Clean Streams Law pertaining to animal manure

PA Nutrient Management Site

DEP CAFO Information