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Agrichemical Handling Facility

An agrichemical handling facility protects several resources from contamination

Practice Code: 309
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)

An agrichemical handling facility is an area with an impervious surface to provide an environmentally safe area for the handling of on-farm agrichemicals.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Provides a stable, safe surface for equipment storage and operation
  • Reduces the risk of agrichemical spills or leaks while loading, unloading or mixing agrichemicals
  • Protects the environment by confining any spills that occur, allowing for faster, more effective actions to clean the area of contaminants
  • Provides a safe environment for the storage, mixing, loading of on-farm agrichemicals
  • Provides safety procedures to reduce the risk to humans and the environment while handling agrichemicals and an emergency response plan in the event of an accident

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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

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Control (472)
Access Road (560)
Critical Area Planting (342)
Fence (382)
Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
Integrated Pest Management (595)
Nutrient Management (590)

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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