Many options exist today for manure management. One thing they all have in common, however, is that every step on involves state and/or federal regulations. Keeping up with changing guidelines and reporting takes time and resources that distract from production.
That’s why BLA has developed a team of experts who can help you focus on production rather than its by-products. We can evaluate your operations; recommend systems for waste collection, storage, application, treatment or odor control; assist with permitting and reporting; and provide documentation and training to educate employees on what must be done to stay in compliance.
- Site planning
- Air Quality Permits
- CFO Permits
- CAFO Permits
- NPDES Permits
- CERCLA & EPCRA Calculations & Reporting
- Green House Gas & Carbon Footprint Calculations
- Wetland Mitigation & Monitoring
- Wastewater Solutions & Permitting
- Nutrient Management Plans
- Manure Management Plans
- Compilation of Records for Annual Reports to State Agencies
- Nutrient & Manure Management Plan
- Employee Training
- Specific Site Permits & Operational Aspects of Various Permits
- General Environmental Compliance
- Weekly or Monthly Inspection Forms
- Assistance With Non-Compliance Issues or Enforcement Actions
- Site Inspections & Reports of Potential Acquisitions
- Wetland Technology for Agriculture
- Beanmeal Processing Facility Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater & Stormwater Run-off Treatment, Jackson County, Indiana
Client: Rose Acre Farms
Rose Acre Farms, one of the world's largest egg producers, selected BLA to design two constructed wetlands to treat stormwater run-off and augment existing wastewater treatment system at its soybean processing facility. A 30,000-gpd constructed wetland system provides pretreatment of process wastewater generated by a soy bean processing facility. A second 60,000-gallon-per-day constructed wetland system treats up to ½-inch of rainfall generated over 4.5 acres. The system also treats water from their truck-washing operation. The Beanmeal Processing Facility system was one of the largest subsurface-flow constructed wetlands installed in the US for stormwater treatment. In 2006, the facility was awarded the Indiana Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
- Constructed Wetland Treatment & Disposal System, Hatchery Egg Farm, Jackson County, Indiana
Client: Rose Acre Farms
This project involved design of a 20,500-gpd constructed wetland treatment and disposal system for a chick-hatching facility. Prepared plans and specifications for constructed wetland cells and subsurface drip irrigation soil absorption field. The system treats both sanitary and process wastewater. Also prepared permit application submitted to the State Department of Health.