Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae - Publication 707

| Preface | Background | Definitions | Implementation Guidelines |
MDS I Calculation Form | MDS II Calculation Form | Factor Tables |
| Appendix & Additional Information |

Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae - Publication 707Publication 707 – Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae contains the revised MDS I and II formulae that are used to determine the recommended separation distance between a livestock facility or permanent manure storage and other land uses. MDS definitions, factors, implementation guidelines and calculation forms are also included in this publication.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 01 October 2006
Last Reviewed: 30 October 2013