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Project Name: Livestock Residual Technology Transfer & Pollution Prevention Education Program
ASO Log No.: 99-094
Start/End Date: May 1999 through May 2001
Federal Funds: $70,000.00
Matching Funds: $70,000.00
Contractor: Michael Tulang
Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts (HACD)
919 Ala Moana Blvd. Rm 309
Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 586-4389
Fax: (808) 586-4300
Pollution caused by confined livestock operations throughout the state continue to pollute Hawaii’s aquifers, streams, and coastal areas in critical watersheds and water quality limited segments identified by the Department of Health. Despite the initiation of the USDA Environmental Quality Incentive Program, many livestock operators located upstream of water quality limited segments and in critical aquifer recharge areas have not signed up or inquired about the program, or actually applied pollution prevention measures. This situation is largely due to a gross lack of available technical assistance, proactive educational programs targeting livestock producers, and a basic fear and mistrust of government programs.
Objectives/Goals: To establish a program framework of information, education, and transfer of livestock waste management technology to reduce polluted runoff into streams and groundwater aquifers.
Methods Employed: Completed an inventory of all Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) in state, established an interagency Livestock Waste Management Committee, created an educational program involving applicable pollution prevention practices, and held two statewide workshops emphasizing the need to protect water quality limited segments.
Pollutants of Concern: Livestock manure
Watershed: Not applicable
Size of Project: Statewide
Affected Water Bodies: Not applicable
Deliverables: • Inventory of all Confined Animal Feeding Operations
• Guidelines for Livestock Waste Management


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