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Ohio Technical References 

 National Conservation Practice Standards

  • National Standards are contained in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices (NHCP)
  • A National Standard can be used if there is no State standard available in Section IV- Practice Standards & Specifications of the FOTG.

Technical References

Many of the NRCS Technical References are supplemented with NRCS-Ohio information. These Ohio supplements and any revisions and/or updates to these supplements can be viewed/downloaded by selecting the appropriate link below.

  • Engineering Field Handbook (EFH)- Ohio Supplements
    The EFH, formerly called the Engineering Field Manual (EFM), is a technical reference that can be used to design all types of conservation practices.  The entire EFH can be downloaded, by chapters, from the NRCS Electronic Directive Systems (eDirectives) page (choose Handbooks; Title 210 Engineering; National Engineering Handbook; Part 650 Engineering Field Handbook). 

    The EFH is supplemented with information specific to Ohio:
  • Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook (AWMFH)- Ohio Supplements
    The AWMFH is a technical reference that can be used to develop designs of animal waste management system components, such as waste storage facilities, waste treatment lagoons, and waste utilization.  The entire AWMFH can be downloaded, by chapters, from the NRCS Electronic Directive Systems (eDirectives) page (choose Handbooks; Title 210 Engineering; National Engineering Handbook; Part 651 Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook) or from the NRCS national headquarter's Animal Waste Management page.

    The AWMFH is supplemented with information specific to Ohio:
  • Geology Technical Notes (Ohio)
    • Maintained on the Ohio e-FOTG web site
      [ Select:  Section 1 - B. Reference Lists - 5. Geology ]

See ALL the NRCS national Conservation Engineering Tools and Documents at the NRCS Electronic Directive Systems (eDirectives) page.