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Engineering

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USDA NRCS Pacific Islands Area National Engineering Manual Supplements

The USDA NRCS National Engineering Manual (NEM) is Agency Engineering Policy.  Each state level office has authority to supplement the policy.  These are the current NRCS Pacific Islands Area NEM supplements.  Compliance with policy is mandatory for NRCS employees.  NRCS is non-regulatory consequently others are not bound by the requirements.

  1. Pacific Islands Area - Engineering Job Approval Authority Form - 03/2013 (PDF; 74 KB)
  2. NEM Part 501 - Authorizations - 01/17/2014 (PDF; 76 KB)
    Subpart A - Review and Approval
  3. NEM Part 503 - Safety - 01/17/2014 (PDF; 86 KB)
    Subpart A - Engineering Activities Affecting Utilities
  4. NEM Part 512 - Construction - 02/2014 (PDF; 66 KB)
    Subpart F - As-Builts
  5. NEM Part 541 - Drafting and Drawings - 03/2014 (PDF; 70 KB)

Handbooks and Pacific Islands Area Handbook Supplements

NRCS Handbooks are issued at the National and NRCS state level.  They are technical guidance for individuals planning, designing, or building conservation practices.  The material in the handbooks represents accrued technical knowledge from many years of SCS and NRCS conservation work and other sources. 

  1. Hawaii Stockwater Handbook
  2. Supplment to NEH 651 USDA NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook
  3. PIA Emergency Recovery Plan - ERP - for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program - 01/17/2014 (PDF; 2.7 MB)
  4. Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Digital Damage Survey Report Spreadsheet (DSR) - 02/12/2014 (XLSX; 84 KB)
  5. Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) EWP Fact Sheet - 02/12/2014 (PDF; 47 KB)
  6. Pacific Islands Area Construction Specifications - 03/10/2014 (PDF; 194 KB | DOC; 95 KB)

Technical Papers

  1. Inoculated Deep Litter System Evaluation Paper, NRCS PIA - 05/11/2010 (PDF; 560 KB)
  2. USDA NRCS Engineering Technical Note #3, Rainfall-Frequency and Design Rainfall Distribution for Selected Pacific Islands - 09/2008 (PDF; 9 MB)
  3. MidWest Plan Service 8 - Swine Housing and Equipment Handbook - available free as PDF from MWPS - 05/04/2014 (PDF; 6.4 MB)

Spreadsheets and Engineering Tools

  1. Gutter and Downspout Capacity - 05/07/2014 (XLSX; 26 KB)
  2. Transit Note Reduction Spreadsheet - 02/05/2014 (XLSX; 252 KB)
  3. Consumptive Use Spread Sheet - 02/13/2014 (XLSX; 63 KB)
  4. Livestock Water Requirements Spread Sheet - 02/13/2014 (XLSX; 56 KB)
  5. Roof Runoff Design Spread Sheet - 02/13/2014 (XLSX; 249 KB)
  6. Thrust Block Sizing Spread Sheet - 02/13/2014 (XLSX; 36 KB)
  7. Farm Irrigation Rating Index – FIRI – 03/04/2014 (XLSX; 1.35 MB)
    No significant review – Product of West NTSC.
  8. PVC Pipe Weight Calculator (XLSX; 103 KB)
  9. Nutrient Management Materials
    1. General Overview of Animal Waste
    2. Compost Calculation Worksheet - 03/14/2014 (XLSX; 48 KB)
    3. Carbon Nitrogen Ratios for Coconut parts and Banana Leaves - 03/10/2014 (PDF; 32 KB)

Standards Details

  1. Instructions for Use of Pacific Islands Area Standard Construction Drawing Details - 04/03/2014 (PDF; 36 KB)
     
  2. Title Blocks and Borders
     
  3. Standard Cover Sheet - 8 ½” x 11” portrait format
     
  4. Diversion – 8 ½” x 11” portrait drawing format
    1. Diversion Types - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 185 KB | DWG; 801 KB)
    2. Parabolic Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 197 KB | DWG; 168 KB)
    3. Triangular Shaped - 01/27/20141 (PDF; 200 KB | DWG; 168 KB)
    4. Trapezoidal Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 212 KB | DWG; 197 KB)
    5. Diversion Chart - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 249 KB | DWG; 207 KB)
       
  5. Pond – 8 ½” x 11” landscape drawing format
    1. Standard Pond Plan & Profiles - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 253 KB | DWG; 268 KB)
    2. Standard Pond Lining Details - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 265 KB | DWG; 193 KB)
       
  6. Grassed Waterways – 8 ½” x 11” portrait drawing format
    1. Parabolic Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 203 KB | DWG; 202 KB)
    2. Triangular Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 200 KB | DWG; 162 KB)
    3. Trapezoidal Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 205 KB | DWG; 169 KB)
    4. Rock Bottom - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 248 KB | DWG; 180 KB)
       
  7. Irrigation Pipeline
    1. Mainline Manifold
      1. HI-ENG-34: Backflow Preventer - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 260 KB | DWG; 195 KB)
      2. HI-ENG-35: Reduced Pressure BP - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 260 KB |  DWG; 195 KB)
      3. HI-ENG-36: No Backflow Preventer - 01/27/2014 ( PDF; 231 KB |  DWG; 183 KB)
      4. HI-ENG-37: No Filter or BP - 01/27/2014 ( PDF; 211 KB |  DWG; 183 KB)
      5. HI-ENG-38: Typical Buried Micro-Irrigation Layout - 01/27/2014 ( PDF; 240 KB |  DWG; 211 KB)
      6. HI-ENG-39: Typical Center Lateral Layout - 01/27/2014 ( PDF; 171 KB |  DWG; 164 KB)
      7. HI-ENG-40: Typical Above Ground Micro-Irrigation Layout - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 313 KB |  DWG; 189 KB)
      8. HI-ENG-41: Typical Lateral Layout - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 165 KB |  DWG; 162 KB)
      9. HI-ENG-42: Standard Submain Manifolds - 01/27/2014 ( PDF; 225 KB |  DWG; 193 KB)
      10. HI-ENG-63: Standard Chemical Injector Setup - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 172 KBDWG; 168 KB)
      11. HI-ENG-64: Secured Above Ground - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 247 KB | DWG; 187 KB)
         
  8. Terraces
    1. Parabolic Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 203 KB | DWG; 202 KB)
    2. Triangular Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 200 KB | DWG; 162 KB)
    3. Trapezoidal Shaped - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 205 KB | DWG; 169 KB)
    4. Non-Vegetative Parabolic - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 267 KB | DWG; 174 KB)
       
  9. Watering Facility
    1. Galvanized
      1. Bolt Patterns
        1. HI-ENG-43: 3/8" Single Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 221 KB | DWG; 195 KB) 
        2. HI-ENG-44: 3/8" Double Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 228 KB | DWG; 193 KB)
        3. HI-ENG-45: 3/8" Single Double Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 228 KB | DWG; 206 KB)
        4. HI-ENG-46: 3/8" Double Double Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 234 KB | DWG; 205 KB)
        5. HI-ENG-47: 5/16" Single Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 213 KB DWG; 201 KB)
        6. HI-ENG-48: 5/16" Double Row - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 221 KB | DWG; 267 KB)
        7. HI-ENG-067: Tank Bolt Detail - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 152 KB | DWG; 169 KB)
           
      2. HI-ENG-12: Galvanized Tank - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 329 KB | DWG; 337 KB)
         
    2. Polyethylene
      1. HI-ENG-55: Polyethylene Tank - 01/27/2014 (  PDF; 250 KB |   DWG; 170 KB)
         
    3. Troughs
      1. HI-ENG-56: Trough with Heavy Use Area - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 244 KB DWG; 198 KB)
      2. HI-ENG-57: Trough without Heavy Use Area - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 207 KB | DWG; 181 KB)
      3. HI-ENG-58: Trough Set In Ground - 01/27/2014 (PDF; 271 KB | DWG; 189 KB)
         
  10. Standard Cover Sheet – 11” x 17” landscape drawing format
    1. Instructions 11" x 17" (Size B) Landscape Cover Sheets - 03/03/2014 (PDF; 34 KB)
    2. 11" x 17" (Size B) Landscape Cover Sheet - Hawaii for Arts & Crafts - 02/24/2014 (PDF; 299 KB)
    3. 11" x 17" (Size B) Landscape Cover Sheet - Non-Hawaii for Arts & Crafts - 02/24/2014 (PDF; 280 KB)
    4. 11" x 17" (Size B) Landscape Cover Sheet - 4 Layouts: AutoCad Drawing File - 02/24/2014 (DWG; 654 KB)
       
  11. Concrete Block Tank 6 ft by 6 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, without lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
    1. Instructions 6' x 6' x 6' Concrete Block Tank without Lid Standard Detail - 03/06/2014 (PDF; 57 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' without lid - 03/06/2014  (PDF; 301 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' without lid - 03/06/2014 (PDF; 350 KB)
    4. Sheet 3 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' without lid - 03/06/2014 (PDF; 278 KB)
    5. Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' without lid: AutoCad Drawing File - 03/06/2014 (DWG; 13.5 MB)
       
  12. Concrete Block Tank 6 ft by 6 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, with lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
    1. Instructions 6' x 6' x 6' Concrete Block Tank with Lid Standard Detail - 03/04/2014 (PDF; 57 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' with lid - 10/09/2014 (PDF; 211 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' with lid - 10/09/2014 (PDF; 492 KB)
    4. Sheet 3 - Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' with lid - 10/09/2014 (PDF; 212 KB)
    5. Concrete Block Tank 6' x 6' x 6' with lid: AutoCad Drawing File - 10/09/2014 (DWG; 15.5 MB)
       
  13. Concrete Block Tank 10 ft by 10 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, without lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
    1. Instructions 10' x 10' x 6' Concrete Block Tank without Lid Standard Detail - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 56 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' without lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 281 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' without lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 379 KB)
    4. Sheet 3 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' without lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 284 KB)
    5. Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' without lid: AutoCad Drawing File - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 17.2 MB)
       
  14. Concrete Block Tank 10 ft by 10 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, with lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
    1. Instructions 10' x 10' x 6' Concrete Block Tank with Lid Standard Detail - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 56 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' with lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 386 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' with lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 407 KB)
    4. Sheet 3 - Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' with lid - 03/05/2014 (PDF; 311 KB)
    5. Concrete Block Tank 10' x 10' x 6' with lid: AutoCad Drawing File - 03/05/2014 (DWG; 22.3 MB)
       
  15. Concrete Block Tank 14 ft by 16 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, without lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
    1. Instructions 14' x 16' x 6' Concrete Block Tank without Lid Standard Detail - 03/27/2014 (PDF; 58 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - Concrete Block Tank 14' x 16' x 6' without lid - 03/27/2014 (PDF; 372 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - Concrete Block Tank 14' x 16' x 6' without lid - 03/27/2014 (PDF; 431 KB)
    4. Sheet 3 - Concrete Block Tank 14' x 16' x 6' without lid - 03/27/2014 (PDF; 289 KB)
    5. Concrete Block Tank 14' x 16' x 6' without lid: AutoCad Drawing File - 03/27/2014 (DWG; 17.5 MB)
       
  16. Concrete Block Tank 14 ft by 16 ft by 6 ft concrete block tank, with lid, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  17. Micro Irrigation Riser Detail, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  18. Watering troughs
    1. 530 Gallon Concrete Block Trough (Watering Facility)
      1. Instructions - 530 Gallon Concrete Masonry Unit Trough - 05/13/2014 (PDF; 43 KB)
      2. 530 Gallon Concrete Block Trough - 05/13/2014 (PDF; 436 KB)
      3. 530 Gallon Concrete Masonry Unit Trough: AutoCad Drawing File - 05/13/2014 (DWG; 11.8 MB)
         
  19. Dry Litter Piggery 6 pen
    1. Instructions, Design Criteria, Inspection Requirements: 6-Pen Dry Litter Piggery - 01/17/2014 (PDF; 125 KB)
    2. Dry Litter Piggery 6-Pen Layout Design - 01/17/2014 (PDF; 3.1 MB)
    3. Dry Litter Piggery 6-Pen Layout Design: AutoCad Drawing File - 01/17/2014 (DWG; 23 MB)
       
  20. Low flow swine waste solids separator, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  21. Gated Pipe Liquid Manure  Distribution Wand, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  22. Compost bin or solid waste storage facility, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  23. Roof Standard Detail, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  24. Pesticide Mixing Facility, 11” x 17” drawing format
     
  25. 3 Bins Solid Waste Storage Facility
    1. Instructions 3-Bin Solid Waste Storage Facility - 02/03/2014 (PDF; 44 KB)
    2. Sheet 1 - 3-Bin Solid Waste Storage Facility - 02/03/2014 (PDF; 759 KB)
    3. Sheet 2 - 3-Bin Solid Waste Storage Facility - 02/03/2014 (PDF; 906 KB)
    4. 3-Bin Solid Waste Storage Facility: AutoCad Drawing File - 02/03/2014 (DWG; 6.25 MB)
       
  26. Pollution Control Standard Details
    1. Temporary Silt Fence Pollution Control, 11” by 17” format
      1. Instructions Silt Fence Standard Detail - 04/25/2014 (PDF; 40 KB)
      2. Sheet 1 - Temporary Silt Fence - 04/03/2014 (PDF; 471 KB)
      3. Temporary Silt Fence: AutoCad Drawing File - 04/03/2014 (DWG; 805 KB) 
         
    2. Temporary Sandbag Diversion, 11" x 17" format
      1. Instructions Sand Bag Diversion - 08/22/2014 (PDF; 44 KB)
      2. Sand Bag Diversion - 04/25/2014 (PDF; 439 KB)
      3. Sand Bag Diversion: AutoCad Drawing File - 04/25/2014 (DWG; 29.8 MB)
         
  27. Water Catchment with Internal Overflow and Drain
    1. Instructions Water Catchment Tank with Internal Overflow and Drain Standard Detail - 10/30/2014 (PDF; 52 KB)
    2. Water Catchment with Internal Overflow and Drain - 10/30/2014 (PDF; 140 KB)
    3. Water Catchment with Internal Overflow and Drain: AutoCad Drawing File - 10/30/2014 (DWG; 14.6 MB)

Standards and Specifications

  1. FOTG County Locator

Contact:

Sherman White
State Conservation Engineer
Phone: (808) 541-2600 + 126
Email: Sherman.White@hi.usda.gov

Jeffrey Wheaton
Assistant State Conservation Engineer
Phone: (671) 300-8584
Email: Jeffrey.Wheaton@pb.usda.gov