Manure Storage Management

Applies to: Manure Storage

Description:

This indictor refers to the prevention of potential leakages from the manure storage to surface and groundwater. The indicator considers the type of storage and its maintenance.

Questions:

Is the storage constructed in a way to withstand likely mechanical, thermal and chemical influences?

Is the storage regularly inspected and maintained?

Rating:

Storage constructed in a way to withstand likely mechanical, thermal and chemical influences, regular inspection and maintenance

Storage constructed in a way to withstand likely mechanical, thermal and chemical influences, not regularly inspected and maintained

Storage not constructed in a way to withstand likely mechanical, thermal and chemical influences

Sources of information:

European Commission. 2003. Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Reference Document on Best Available Techniques for Intensive Rearing of Poultry and Pigs.

Seadi TA, Rutz D, Prassl H, K├Âttner M, Finsterwalder T, Volk S, Janssen R. 2008. Biogas Handbook.

Scottish Environment Agency (SEPA) 2013. Standard Farming Installation Rules (How to Comply) http://www.sepa.org.uk/media/162852/sepa-s-standard-farming-installation-rules-how-to-comply-incorporating-ppc-application-guidance.pdf