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Nutrient Management Advisory Board

The Nutrient Management Advisory Board (NMAB) was created as part of Act 6, Pennsylvania 1st nutrient management program and repositioned under Act 38 (Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environment Act). The NMAB Membership was updated under Act 162 of 2018. The NMAB was created to assist the State Conservation Commission in the development and implementation of Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Current duties of the NMAB are to review and comment on proposed guidance for implementation of the regulations. The NMAB is also used as a "sounding board" for state agencies and programs that interface with animal agriculture.

Meetings of the NMAB (usually 4 times per year) are advertised and open to the public. 

The NMAB consists of 16 voting members and 6 advisors representing a broad base of interests.   

Voting Members include:

    • Livestock (Beef) Producer Representative
    • Livestock (Swine) Producer Representative
    • Livestock (Dairy) Producer Representative
    • Livestock (Meat Poultry) Producer Representative
    • Livestock (Egg Poultry) Producer Representative
    • Livestock (Any Category) Producer Representative
    • (2) NonFarmer Citizen Representatives
    • Fertilizer Industry Representative
    • Feed Industry Representative
    • Veterinary Nutrition Specialist
    • Environmentalist
    • Local Government Representative
    • Hydrologist
    • Academia Faculty Member in Either Agronomy or Plant Science from a Pennsylvania College of Agriculture or University
    • Academia Faculty Member in Animal Science from a Pennsylvania College of Agriculture or University with Expertise in Odor Management

Non-Voting Advisors:

    • (2) Pennsylvania State University Advisors
    • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Advisor
    • Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts (PACD) Advisor
    • Pennsylvania Department Of Agriculture (PDA) Advisor
    • Manure Hauling Industry Advisor


T
he six livestock producers shall be nominated in a manner that provides representation of the northwest, north central, northeast, southwest, south central, and southeast regions of the Commonwealth, corresponding to the Department of Environmental Protections (DEPs) regional offices.

Two of the livestock producers shall hold an active Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) permit.