Technical Services - Animal Waste Management Technical Assistance

Animal Waste Management Technical Assistance is available to all livestock producers. Assistance includes but is not limited to:

  • Develop and revise waste utilization plans
  • Wettable acreage determination
  • Prepare a plan of action for permitted operations
  • Conduct voluntary operation reviews
  • Develop lagoon closure plans and providing oversight of project
  • Provide technical guidance on nutrient management
  • Provide site specific soil interpretations for agronomic potential

Operation reviews are no longer a statutory requirement, however division staff are available to complete these upon request. These voluntary reviews may include review of operation records, waste storage structures and waste application equipment.  Staff works closely with the local soil and water conservation district, NCDA&CS Agronomist, UDSA NRCS and NC Cooperation Extension Service to coordinate proper resources to address a producers specific concern.

Division engineering staff provides assistance for design and installation of waste storage and treatment structures, runoff controls and irrigation systems. Visit the engineering assistance web page for more information.

To Request Assistance Contact

Sam Edwards

Martin McLawhorn

Michael Shepherd   336.753.0076

Additional Resources

Designated Technical Specialist

Senate Bill 1217 Interagency Guidance Committee.

NC Interagency Nutrient Management Committee

DWR - Record Keeping & Reporting Forms

NCSU Waste Management Programs


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Pat Harris, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27604
Phone: 919.733.2302; FAX: 919.715.3559