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NRCS-Michigan Operation and Maintenance Plans for Conservation Engineering Pract

For Conservation Engineering Practices

Written Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plans are required for all practices installed with NRCS technical or financial assistance. The O&M Plan shall be prepared by the designer prior to the installation of the practice. Operation and Maintenance are defined as follows:

Operation - The administration, management, and performance of non-maintenance activities necessary to keep a practice safe and functioning as planned.
Maintenance - The recurring activities necessary to retain or restore a practice in a safe and functioning condition, including the management of vegetation, the repair or replacement of failed components, the prevention or treatment of deterioration, and the repair of damages.

O&M requirements are determined by the complexity of the practice, program requirements, safety concerns, and special requirements for potentially hazardous practices. In some instances, these requirements may refer to, or include, manufacturer instructions and operator manuals specific to the products being installed.

Implementing the O&M Plan is the responsibility of the landowner/producer and will require labor, funds, and management. Therefore, O&M Plan requirements shall be discussed and agreed to with the landowner/producer prior to beginning the installation of the practice.

O&M responsibilities begin when practice installation is completed and shall continue until the end of the design life of the practice. For potentially hazardous practices, O&M shall continue as long as the hazard exists or until the practice is decommissioned or as may be required by Federal, State, local and tribal laws and regulations.

Generic O&M Plans for NRCS-Michigan Conservation Engineering Practices are provided below in Microsoft Word format so that they can be modified by the designer. An individual O&M Plan should be customized for the conditions associated with the specific site where the practice will be installed.

NRCS-Michigan Operation and Maintenance Plans - Practice Name (code)
These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader or Microsoft Word

A - B - C - D -F - G - H - I - KL - M - O - P - R - S - T - U - V - W

Access Road (560) Pond (378)
Agrichemical Handling Facility (702) Embankment
Fertilizer Only Excavated
Pesticides Only Pond Sealing or Lining – Bentonite Treatment (521-C)
Pesticides and Fertilizer Pond Sealing or Lining - Compacted Clay Treatment (521-D)
Amendment for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (591)
Pond Sealing or Lining – Flexible Membrane (521-A)
Anaerobic Digester (366)
Animal Mortality (316) Pond Sealing or Lining – Soil Dispersant (521-B)
Aquaculture Ponds (397)
B Pumping Plant (533)
Building Envelope Improvement (672) R
C Recreation Land Grading and Shaping (566)
Channel Stabilization (584) Roof Runoff Structure (558)
Clearing and Snagging (326) Roofs and Covers (558)
Closure of Waste Impoundments (360) S
Composting Manure (317) Sediment Basin (350)
Constructed Wetland (656)  Spoil Spreading (572)
 Embankment Pond Spring Development (574)
 Excavated Pond Storm Water Runoff Control (570)
D Stream Crossing (578)
Dike (356) Streambank and Shoreline Protection (580)
Diversion (362) Structure for Water Control (587)
Drainage Water Management (554) Subsurface Drain (606)
Dry Hydrant (432) Surface Drain, Field Ditch (607)
F Surface Drain, Main or Lateral (608)
Fence (382) T
Fish Passage (396) Terrace (600)
G Trails and Walkways (575)
Grade Stabilization Structure (410)   U
Chute Spillway Underground Outlet (620)
Open Weir Drop Spillway V
Pipe Drop Spillway Vegetated Treatment Area (635)
Grassed Waterway (412) Vertical Drain (630)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561) Waste Storage Facility (313)
High Tunnel System (325) Pond
I Stacking Facility
Irrigation Pipeline (430) Tank
Irrigation Reservoir (436) Waste Transfer (634)
Irrigation System, Micro-irrigation (441) Waste Treatment (629)
Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) Water and Sediment Control Basin (638)
Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface (443) Water Well (642)
Irrigation Pipeline (430) Watering Facility (614)
Irrigation Water Management (449) [Conservation Sheet] Surface Water Livestock Access
K Trough or Tank
Karst Sinkhole Treatment (527) Water Well Decommissioning (351)
L Wetland Creation (658)
Land Reclamation, Abandoned Mined Land (543) Embankment Pond
Land Reclamation, Currently Mined Land (544) Excavated Pond
Land Smoothing (466) Wetland Enhancement (659)
Lighting System Improvement (670) Embankment Pond
Lined Waterway or Outlet (468) Excavated Pond
Livestock Pipeline (516) Wetland Restoration (657)
M Embankment Pond
Milking Center Wastewater Treatment (796) Excavated Pond
Mine Shaft and Adit Closing (457)  
Mortality Composting (317)
Obstruction Removal (500)
Open Channel (582)
On-Farm Secondary Containment (319)