Operation and Maintenance Plan Requirements
Application to the FACTS Program includes submission
of the passive treatment system's operation
and maintenance plan. The FACTS Program grant funding is finished. We are no longer taking applications for the FACTS Program.
for the plan can be found here in PDF format.
NOTE: If the system already has
an OM&R plan, but it does not meet the requirements, please read
about Provisional Applications.
These documents are in PDF format, which requires Adobe
Reader to be installed on your computer (it's free).
Examples of OM&R Plans
Below are links to some existing O&M Plans for passive AMD treatment
systems. Some are long and extremely detailed; others are shorter, containing
"most important" information. None of the examples listed here completely meet
WPCAMR's recommendations for all
O&M Plans, but some (particularly Rock Run and
Anna S) could easily be briefly ammended to do so.
Do be aware that most of these examples were prepared by professional consultants,
and may in fact be overkill; we expect your OM&R plan to be a written record
of what the current experts within your organization
already know in their minds.
Table of Contents for O&M Plans
- A proposed layout for an example
- Sample schematic of a system
- One of the requirements for OM&R plans is at least one schematic of the
site to accompany the plan's narrative descriptions. Note that this diagram
is not meant to suggest sampling locations for you to copy in your own OM&R
plan, but to merely show an example of what types of information a diagram
- Rock Run OM&R
- See also accompanying OM&R Forms for use on field visits.
- Anna S Mine
- Very good, detailed plan. Plan is missing: map, sampling regimen, receiving
stream description, and system access information.
- Sandy Run
- Covers three systems. Has complete sampling regimen and information about
maintenance. Missing background of system, stream, access, etc. No map.