Please contact District staff to schedule an appointment to apply:
Carmie Savage, District Manager, (757) 302--4431 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Bill Savage, Conservation Specialist, (757) 302-4437 or email@example.com
POULTRY BMPs available for Cost Share and VA Tax Credits:
Several different Poultry BMP options available:
(Click on each practice listed below to read the current specifications and requirements)
WP-4 Animal Waste Control Facilities A planned system to manage liquid and/or solid waste from areas where poultry are concentrated. This practice is designed to provide facilities for the storage and handling of poultry waste and the control of surface runoff to permit the recycling of animal waste onto the land in a way that will abate pollution that would otherwise result from existing poultry operations.
Poultry Dry-Stack facilities should only be built after the completion of a Poultry Dry-Stack Needs Determination Worksheet has been competed. An analysis of this worksheet must determine that all other means of reducing the environmental impact of the existing poultry operation have been explored and rejected due to economic inefficiency or lack of space for relocation. The applicant is also required to sign a Dry Manure Storage Structure Agreement DCR 199-86 which addresses the minimum criteria prior to receiving funds.
LIFESPAN of PRACTICE: All practice components implemented must be maintained for a minimum of 15 years following the calendar year of installation. The lifespan begins on January 1 of the calendar year following the year of certification of completion. This practice is subject to spotchecks by the District throughout the lifespan of the practice.
COST SHARE RATES: The cost share payment, alone or combined with any other cost share payment, will not exceed 75% of the total eligible cost. The max state payment for this practice is not to exceed $150,000 per landowner per year unless DCR approves lifitng the cap via variance process.
VA Tax Credits: As set forth by VA Code 58.1-339.3 and 58.1-439.5, VA currently provides a tax credit for implementation of certain BMP practices. The current tax credit rate, which is subject to change in accordance with the Code of VA, is 25% of tout of pocket expenses not to exceed $25,000.00. For those BMPs on tracts that have a Resource Management Plan, the tax credit is 50% of the out of pocket expenses not to exceed $50,000.00.
WP-4C Composter Facilities A planned system designed to manage the treatment and disposal of poultry carcasses resulting from normal mortality and to improve water quality by composting those carcasses and spreading the composted material at the proper time, rate, and location.