Environmental Programs

The goal of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association's Environmental Program is to serve as the industry resource for environmental concerns. We keep poultry leaders abreast of the latest federal regulations and provide technical expertise to help maintain and grow a healthy food supply.

Poultry Wastewater Operator Training Program

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has developed a Poultry Wastewater Operators Training Program. The course introduces students to the regulatory structure governing poultry plant effluents; provides a primer in math, chemistry, and microbiology; and covers the predominant equipment and systems used to properly treat poultry effluent prior to discharge. The course is primarily geared toward operators and supervisors involved in poultry wastewater treatment for two years or less. The course will be led by Paul Bredwell, vice president, environmental programs, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. All attendees are awarded a certificate of completion.

Key Program Points

  • No class is currently scheduled. The next Wastewater training class will be announced 6-8 weeks prior to class date.
  • Class size is limited to 20 people. Registrations are processed on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on day one, and from 8:30 a.m. - approximately 3:30 p.m. on day two.
  • The enrollment fee is $195 per person for USPOULTRY member company representatives and $390 per person for nonmember company representatives. The fee covers lunch on both days.
  • If you are interested in scheduling a class and you have a minimum of 8 individuals who will attend or if you have suggestions where future classes should be held, please contact Paul Bredwell.
  • All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient registration.

Program Resources

Wastewater Operators Manual

Table of Contents

Sample Section

Process Flow Diagrams

Avoid common errors and provide maximum operational flexibility by reading the following documents before you file for your permit.

Master Flow Diagram

Poultry Byproducts Processing

Poultry First Processing Facility Water Use Schematic

Further Processing Facility Flow and Water Use Schematic

DAF Pretreatment System