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Roofs and Covers

A cover on a waste storage facility

Practice Code: 367
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

A rigid, semi-rigid, or flexible manufactured membrane, composite material or roof structure placed over a waste management facility.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Water quality improvement
  • Diversion of clean water from animal management areas (i.e., barnyard, feedlot or exercise area) and/or waste storage facilities
  • Capture of biogas for energy production
  • Reducing net effect of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Air quality improvement and odor reduction

Ground Disturbing Potential of Conservation Practices

This is a potential ground disturbing conservation practice. Any project with ground disturbing or potential ground disturbing practices planned may need to be submitted for review by the State Historic Preservation Officer and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. Please see the Cultural Resources Review Process Flowchart for an outline of this process. View a list of conservation practices used in New York State, and their ground disturbing potential.   

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

Roofs and Covers is commonly applied with conservation practices associated with waste storage and treatment facilities such as:

Agrichemical Handling Facility (309)
Composting Facility (317)
Nutrient Management (590)
Waste Recycling (633)
Waste Storage Facility (313)
Waste Transfer (634)
Waste Treatment (629)
Waste Treatment Lagoon (359)

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