||Livestock Residual Technology Transfer & Pollution
Prevention Education Program
||May 1999 through May 2001
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.
||To establish a program framework of information, education, and
transfer of livestock waste management technology to reduce polluted
runoff into streams and groundwater aquifers.
||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.
||• Inventory of all Confined Animal Feeding Operations
• Guidelines for Livestock Waste Management