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ILLINOIS Agriculture Waste Management Field Handbook - NOTICE 16

ILLINOIS Agriculture Waste Management Field Handbook - NOTICE 16

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: August 31, 2010

SUBJECT:  National Engineering Handbook Part 651, Engineering Technical Materials

Purpose:  To update the composting supplement to the Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook, retire obsolete supplements, and renumber existing supplements.

Expiration Date:  Upon receipt.

Explanation: Chapter 10 of AWMFH was updated August 2009 at the national level. To maintain correct location of the existing Illinois supplements relative to the text, the supplements in Chapter 10 have been renumbered.

The existing Illinois composting supplement to the Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook (AWMFH) has been updated to include composting information on multiple animals, and to include information and design procedures for in-vessel composting. A listing of approved manufacturers of in-vessel composters is included. This notice distributes Illinois supplements IL 10-81(1) through IL 10-81(7) to replace IL 10-62(1-3).

Supplements that are no longer used or that contain obsolete information are removed with this notice. Removed supplements include:

  • IL 2-1 through IL 2-83 (CNMP example)
  • IL 10-38(1-8) (Volume charts)
  • IL 10-64(9-25) (Preapproved waste storage structures dating back to 1971)

The Illinois NRCS engineering website will be updated to include the new and revised supplements at

Filing Instructions for holders of Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook binders:
  1. Remove AWMFH Chapter 10 dated 1996-1997 in its entirety, including all Illinois supplements. Retain existing supplement IL 10-2(1) to 10-2(2) and discard the rest.
  2. Obtain and print AWMFH Chapter 10 dated August 2009 from the NRCS eDirectives website ( Handbooks -- Title 210 -- Part 651 and file in place of the previous Chapter 10.
  3. Refile existing supplement IL 10-2(1) to 10-2(2) after AWMFH page 10-2.
  4. Print the attached new AWMFH supplement IL 10-81(1) through 10-81(7) on green paper, and file in the AWMFH after page 10-81.
    Print the attached renumbered AWMFH supplements on green paper and file as directed below:
Renumbered Supplements File After AWMFH Page Supplement Content Former Page Numbers
IL 10-72(1-18) 10-72 Constructed Wetlands IL-10-40(1-18)
IL 10-34(1-8) 10-34 10-34 Quantities for IL-ENG-112, 113, 114, 115 10-64-1 to 10-64-8
IL 10-23(1-5) 10-23 10-23 Preapproved Structures 10-64-26 to 10-64-30
IL 10-71(1-6) 10-71 10-71 VTA Design IL 10-66(1-6)
IL 10C-4(1-13) 10C- 10C-4 IL Precip & Runoff from Feedlots IL 10C-32A to 10C-40

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

Ruth Book

State Conservation Engineer

DIST:  Partners


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