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*On-Farm Fuel Storage BMP also requires that producers manage a minimum of 320acs.
*Sanitation Equipment for Commercial Manure Applicators BMP does not require an EFP SoC, but does require that applicators are licensed. Please refer to the BMP catalogues for more information.
|BMP Category||Practice Code||Eligible Practices||Cost Share||Category Cap|
|On-Farm Fuel Storage||1501||Purchase and/or installation of a new, Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) approved double walled fuel storage tank and decommissioning/removal of an existing, single walled fuel storage tank||30:70||$5,000|
|1502||Engineering or Consultative Fees|
|1504||Collision protection around fuel storage tanks|
|1505||Electrical (for area lighting, pump operation, etc.)|
|1601||Hot water fuel powered pressure washer||50:50||$15,000|
|1602||Water tank capable of hauling minimum of 1,800 US gallons|
|1603||Trailer large enough to have self contained system|
|1604||High volume gas powered water pump|
|Increased Manure Storage Capacity||0101||Increased storage capacity to eliminate winter application (for operations under 300 animal units only)||65:35||$125,000|
|0102||Engineering design work|
|Improved Manure Storage (Repair)||0201||Improved features to prevent risks of water contamination||65:35||$100,000|
|0202||Improvements to containment systems for solid manure storage facilities|
|0203||Assessing and monitoring of existing manure storage infrastructure|
|0204||Engineering design work|
|Manure Treatment||0301||Solid-liquid separation||65:35||$375,000|
|0302||Engineering design work|
|Farmyard Runoff Control||0401||Upstream diversion of runoff around farmyards; Downstream protection (ex: catch basins, retention ponds); Construction of an impermeable base to minimize risk of ground water contamination from livestock pens and confinement areas||65:35||$70,000|
|0402||Containment systems for runoff from solid livestock confinement areas (ex: collection basins)|
|0403||Engineering design work|
|Relocation of Livestock Confinement Facilities||0501||Relocation of confined livestock facilities, such as corrals, paddocks and associated shelter/buildings, away from areas with a high risk of surface or ground water contamination||65:35||$85,000|
|0502||Engineering design work|
|Extensive Wintering of Livestock||0601||Shelterbelt Establishment (see BMP description for eligible items)||65:35||$50,000|
|0602||Portable Shelters and Windbreaks|
|0603||Alternative watering systems (i.e. solar, wind or grid power)|
|0604||Field access improvements: alleyway/access lane upgrades|
|0605||Fencing (including perimeter fencing when required) and fence modifications|
Before you submit your application, it is strongly recommended that you discuss your intended project with a Manitoba Agriculture representative or other technical support staff. Manitoba Agriculture staff can answer program questions, determine required project components, explain technical details and help to estimate project costs. For projects that require professional engineering, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an engineer before submitting your application.
An audit inspection of final work may occur before or after payment is received.
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Sanitation Equipment for Commercial Manure Applicators
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BMPs 1500 and 1600 will be evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis.
BMPs 0100 to 0600 are evaluated using a rating and ranking process.
How your application project proposal is rated and ranked
To maximize the environmental outcome of funded projects, project proposals will be assessed according to three main criteria: environmental benefits assessment, provincial program priorities and project planning.
1. Section A - Environmental Benefit Assessment Index
The level to which the project addresses environmental risk is determined using an environmental benefit assessment index (EBAI). The EBAI creates a rating of the environmental benefits that a specific land use change or other environmental practice (your project) will incur. Environmental benefit categories included in the program's index are weighted to appropriately stress the objectives of the program. The parameters measured take into account items such as water, air, soil and nutrients.
2. Section B - Provincial Program Priorities
Agriculture sustainability should address agricultural objectives to promote a profitable and competitive agricultural sector and environmental objectives to reduce the impact of agricultural activities on the environment. These include:
- potential to reduce the risk of nutrient loss to water
- potential to mitigate and adapt to climate change
- potential to increase level of carbon stored in the soil
- strategies that improve environmental stewardship
- strategies that assist with meeting regulatory compliance and mitigating potential complaints.
3. Section C - Project Planning
Project proposals will be scored based on their ability to clearly show the integrity of the project's intent and design.
- The BMP applied for matched the risks identified in the Environmental Farm Plan workbook.
- The project intent was properly described and it fully explained the environmental benefit.
- The project costs were specific, realistic and properly itemized.
- The project application has adequate design, including well defined locations and steps, and realistic completion timelines.