Specific courses are required for certification as a TSP for variousCNMP elements. These courses are provided by the USDA-NRCS NationalEmployee Development Center (NEDC). All require online registration. Some of the courses can be completed online while others require more extensivework. USDA eAuthentication is required for accessing NEDC courses. You may obtain an eAuthentication online at http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/.
Tools that can be used to develop a CNMP in South Carolina
Animal Waste Management (AWM) - A planning/design tool foranimal feeding operations that can be used to estimate the production of manure,bedding, process water and determine the size of storage/treatment facilities.The procedures and calculations used in AWM are based on the USDA-NRCSAgricultural Waste Management Field Handbook.
AFOPro - AFOPro is a standalone nutrient managementplanning tool, with optional connections to GIS (ArcView, Customer ServiceToolkit, SNMP) and the NRCS’s AWM engineering software. The applicationautomates manure allocation decisions based on form source, timing, method ofapplication, time to incorporation and nutrient risk associated with the field.The design architecture is open and it is readily adaptable to different statecrop, nutrient risk and Nitrogen accounting requirements. http://www.esri.sc.edu/Projects/usda/application_development/afopro.asp
CNMP Template - This template incorporates allCNMP requirements from NRCS standards and policies found in the ComprehensiveNutrient Management Plan Technical Guidance which includes the NRCS GeneralManual Title 190 part 402, the Nutrient management (590) and Waste Utilization(633) standards. It also has an Executive Summary to highlight importantinformation for the producer, as well as, a cross reference to South CarolinaRegulation 61-43: Permitting of Animal Agricultural Facilities. http://www.esri.sc.edu/Projects/usda/application_development/afopro.asp
If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Sabrenna Bryant at 803-765-5419.
CNMP Checklist (XLS; 139 KB)--A tool to use in determining if a plan meets CNMP criteria. All items on the checklist must be included or justification given as to why it is not needed.
CNMP Producer Checklist (XLS; 975 KB)--A tool for a producer to gather all applicable information in order to develop a CNMP. This list is not all inclusive. Other information may be required.
Finding the South Carolina Phosphorus Index
A field assessment tool to evaluate phosphorus risk.
http://efotg.nrcs.usda.gov - To access the Phosphorus Index please use the following directions once you have linked to the above mentioned webpage (from which the SC-PI calculator can also bedownloaded.)
Choose South Carolina
Choose any county
Choose Section IV on the left hand side and then choose Tools
South Carolina Confined Animal Manure Manager Program – A required course, as per R. 61-43,for producers in South Carolina. The course material has very useful information on manure production,nutrient management, manure management, dead animal disposal as well as otherissues. Poultry, swine, and dairy each have species specific modules. http://www.clemson.edu/camm/
Site for other training for TSPs
CNMP Certification Course from IowaState University. A complete training and certification course to become certified in allCNMP elements. Various elements require specific certifications whichcannot be obtained through the course such as professional engineering licensewhich must be obtained throughout the state in which you are practicing. http://www.abe.iastate.edu/wastemgmt/cnmpcertification.htm