Instructions For Completing A Site Plan For Non-Permitted Animal Feeding Operations
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Form #:  05-028
Guidance Documents
Revised: 11/28/16

Open Feedlot Example - Holding Pond


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Swine Underfloor Pit Example
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Swine Lagoon Example
Building with Shallow Pits and Lagoon
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This document provides guidelines for the minimum information that is expected on a site plan.
  1. A North directional arrow.
  2. A scale to which the drawing has been made. Through repeated copying and reduction of plans, dimensions may become distorted or difficult to read. Therefore, provide a bar scale (which is a line under the scale that indicates a measurement) on the site plan. For example, for the scale of 1”=100’, a typical bar of one inch would be shown to indicate 100 feet.
  3. All livestock-related buildings and structures on the site should be shown and clearly labeled as existing or proposed. This would include, but not be limited to, all buildings housing the animals, houses, barns, machine sheds, and the lagoon cells, holding ponds or other livestock waste control facilities. 4) Provide the dimensions for the livestock buildings and waste control facilities on the drawings. Any drawing not to scale (detail drawings) should show all dimensions.
  4. Indicate the directional flow for runoff water in and around the buildings housing the animals and the livestock waste control facilities (LWCF). For open lots, show the entire drainage area and location of any diversion ditches or terraces.
  5. Show the location of any wells and surface water and the distance to the LWCF. Show any wells located within 2,000 feet of the livestock waste control facility. The LWCF includes underfloor pits, gutters, and debris basins.
  6. Show the location of the wastewater piping from the buildings to the lagoon, holding pond, earthen pit or other livestock waste control facility along with any erosion protection measures (with inlet and outlet elevations).
  7. Show a benchmark on the scaled site plan, with an elevation. Provide the distance from the benchmark to a section corner or an equivalent marker.
  8. Show the locations of both the mortality storage area and the chemical storage area on the site plan.


Questions? Contact: Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Agriculture Section, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922; phone (402)471-4239. Visit our web site at http://deq.ne.gov/.