This Plan was written by the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to assist local public officials in responding to an emergency situation in which farm animal carcasses need to be managed in order to protect public health, safety, and the environment. This situation will most likely arise as a result of a natural disaster such as a flood, or a manmade disaster such as a hazardous material leak. It was prepared to conform to guidelines established by FEMA, the National Animal Health Emergency Management System (NAHEMS), USDA, MEMA, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
This plan is meant to serve emergency responders. It should be implemented in the event that a municipality declares a state of emergency to manage the proper disposal of farm animal carcasses resulting from a disaster.