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

A O
Access Road (560) Obstruction Removal (500)
Agrichemical Handling Facility (702) Open Channel (582)
Fertilizer Only P
Pesticides Only Pond (378)
Pesticides and Fertilizer Embankment
Amendment for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (591) Excavated
Anaerobic Digester (366) Pond Sealing or Lining – Bentonite Treatment (521-C)
Animal Trails and Walkways (575) Pond Sealing or Lining - Compacted Clay Treatment (521-D)
Animal Mortality (316) Pond Sealing or Lining – Flexible Membrane (521-A)
Aquaculture Ponds (397) Pond Sealing or Lining – Soil Dispersant (521-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)
Constructed Wetland (656)   Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops (798)
Embankment Pond Sediment Basin (350)
Excavated Pond Spoil Spreading (572)
  Spring Development (574)
Dike (356) Stream Crossing (578)
Diversion (362) Streambank and Shoreline Protection (580)
Drainage Water Management (554) Structure for Water Control (587)
Dry Hydrant (432) Subsurface Drain (606)
F Surface Drain, Field Ditch (607)
Fence (382) Surface Drain, Main or Lateral (608)
Fish Passage (396) T
Fueling Facility - Above Ground Storage (713) Terrace (600)
G Trails and Walkways (568)
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)
H W
Heavy Use Area Protection (561) Waste Storage Facility (313)
I Pond
Irrigation Pipeline (430) Stacking Facility
Irrigation Reservoir (436) Tank
Irrigation System, Micro-irrigation (441) Waste Transfer (634)
Irrigation System, Sprinkler (442) Waste Treatment (629)
Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface (443) Water and Sediment Control Basin (638)
Irrigation Pipeline (430) Water Well (642)
Irrigation Water Management (449) [Conservation Sheet] Watering Facility (614)
K Surface Water Livestock Access
Karst Sinkhole Treatment (527) Trough or Tank
L Water Well Decommissioning (351)
Land Reclamation, Abandoned Mined Land (543)
Wetland Creation (658)
Land Reclamation, Currently Mined Land (544) Embankment Pond
Land Smoothing (466) Excavated Pond
Lighting System Improvement (670) Wetland Enhancement (659)
Lined Waterway or Outlet (468) Embankment Pond
Livestock Pipeline (516) Excavated Pond
M Wetland Restoration (657)
Milking Center Wastewater Treatment (796) Embankment Pond
Mine Shaft and Adit Closing (457) Excavated Pond
Mortality Composting (317)