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ILLINOIS Agriculture Waste Management Field Handbook - NOTICE 21

ILLINOIS Agriculture Waste Management Field Handbook - NOTICE 21

United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Service

2118 W. Park Court, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217/353-6600 Fax: 217/353-6676 Website:

DATE: -March 20, 2013

SUBJECT:  - ENG – National Engineering Handbook (NEH), Part 651, Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook (AWMFH)

Purpose:  To update the approved list for in-vessel composters and clarify the number of bins used with in-vessel systems

Expiration Date:  Upon receipt.

Explanation: The existing Illinois composting supplement to the AWMFH has been updated to include an additional approved manufacturer of in-vessel composters.

This notice also includes clarification on the number of secondary bins required when designing an in-vessel composter system.

The Illinois NRCS engineering website will be updated to include the revised supplement at This supplement will also be posted to the NRCS eDirectives website at


Filing Instructions: Holders of hard copy Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook binders should:
  1. Remove AWMFH Chapter 10 IL supplement pages 10-81(1) through 10-81(7).
  2. Print the attached new AWMFH supplement on green paper, and file in the AWMFH after page 10-81.

Any questions regarding this submittal should be directed to the Area Engineer.


Ivan Dozier

State Conservationist

DIST:  All NRCS Employees
           All SWCD Employees


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