By regulation, any person who installs equipment on a dairy farm or in a milk plant must register with the Department.
The Division inspects and approves new and modified milk processing equipment to be installed by the industry to ensure conformity to specifications. The Division trains its own staff and dairy industry personnel on various technical aspects of dairy equipment as well as the proper cleaning, construction and installation of such equipment.
Dairy Farm Applications and Plans
Prior to the installation or modification of any milking or milk handling equipment on the farm, the equipment dealer must submit adequate plans using form DMC-1517, "Application to Install or Modify Milk Handling Equipment on a Dairy Farm." When the installation is for a direct loading operation or an Automatic Milking Installation, the respective forms “DMC-1543 Supplemental Application for Installation of a Direct Loading System on a Dairy Farm” or “DMC-1537 Supplemental Application for Installation of an Automatic Milking Installation (AMI) on a Dairy Farm” must accompany the DMC-1517.
The dealer must send copies of all such plans to the certified milk inspector (CMI) assigned to the producer where the equipment is being installed and to the Dairy Products Specialist II (DPS II) assigned to the county in which the producer resides. Next, DMC-1570, the official notice that the equipment can or cannot be installed, will be completed and returned to the dealer for all pipeline and equipment applications. The CMI assigned to the dairy farm is responsible to comply with Part 2 Section 2.6(2) (vii). Please refer to the document, “Milking Equipment Installer Guideline” for detailed information for submitting plans and other information pertaining to the installation of milk handling equipment on dairy farms.
Milk Plants and Transfer Stations
Per the requirements of 1 NYCRR Part 2 Regulations, §2.64 EQUIPMENT INSTALLER PERMIT, applications and supporting documentation must be submitted and fully approved by this Department prior to starting the installation or modification of milk or milk product processing equipment or any construction, reconstruction or extensive renovation of a milk or milk product processing facility, including transfer facilities. Please refer to the document “Instructions for Making an Application for the Installation or Modification of Milk Handling Equipment, Construction or Renovation of a Process Facility, or the Installation or Modification of a Continuous Flow Pasteurizer” for full details about particular applications and the required information that must be submitted with those applications.