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15.20.05.00.htm 15.20.05.00. Title 15 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 20 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Chapter 05 Manure Transportation Project Authority: Agriculture Article, §8-704.2, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.20.05.01.htm 15.20.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter describes the Department's voluntary Manure Transportation Project required by the Maryland Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998. The Project is intended to facilitate the transport of poultry manure and livestock manure from farms in all areas of the State that are subject to phosphorus overenrichment.B. This Project is intended to encourage voluntary participation to remove or redirect at least 20 percent of the poultry manure produced in Dorcheste
15.20.05.02.htm 15.20.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Alternative use” means using poultry manure or other animal manure in environmentally acceptable ways, as determined by the Department, other than by direct land application in an unprocessed form.2) “Alternative use operation” means a person or entity that uses or processes poultry or livestock manure in environmentally acceptable ways, as determined by the Department,
15.20.05.03.htm 15.20.05.03. 03 Poultry and Livestock Cost-Share Programs.. A. Eligible Persons. The following persons, using the applicable Departmental forms, may apply to receive cost-share funds under the Department’s Poultry and Livestock Cost-Share Programs:1) An eligible receiving operation;. 2) A broker who meets the requirements of Regulation .13 of this chapter; and. 3) An alternative use operation that meets the requirements of Regulation .09 of this chapter.. B. Poultry Cost-Share Pro
15.20.05.04.htm 15.20.05.04. 04 Biosecurity and Other Environmental Safeguards.. A. Biosecurity Requirements. A person transporting manure under the Project shall comply with all applicable Departmental biosecurity and animal health requirements, including the following:1) For poultry and livestock manure:. a) A transport vehicle shall contain the livestock or poultry manure within the cargo area or tank without any loss of material during transport on a public road or railway; andb) All equipment used to
15.20.05.05.htm 15.20.05.05. 05 Minimum Distance Requirement.. A. A person is not eligible to receive funds for transporting manure under the Project unless:. 1) For poultry manure, the production or storage site is at least 7 miles from the location where the manure may be used in a manner consistent with this chapter; and2) For livestock manure, the production or storage site is at least 1 mile from the location where the manure may be used in a manner consistent with this chapter.B. A producer may receive
15.20.05.06.htm 15.20.05.06. 06 Manure Testing Requirement.. A person may not transport poultry or livestock manure under the Project unless it has been tested within 2 years of the transport date.If the manure has not been tested within this 2-year period, the person may seek financial assistance from the Department to have it tested in accordance with Departmental procedures.If the person is a broker, the person shall provide the testing information to the person receiving the manure.
15.20.05.07.htm 15.20.05.07. 07 Standard Cost-Share Process.. A. Applications to Transport Manure.. 1) To receive cost-share funds for transporting manure under the Standard Process, the applicant shall submit a signed, complete, accurate, and legible Departmental application, as follows:a) If a broker is submitting the application, the broker shall submit the application directly to the Department for review and approval; andb) If an eligible receiving operation is submitting the application, the op
15.20.05.08.htm 15.20.05.08. 08 Fast Track Process.. A. Application to Transport Manure. To receive cost-share funds for transporting manure under the Fast Track Process, the applicant, whether a broker or an eligible receiving operation, shall submit a signed, complete, accurate, and legible Departmental application directly to the Department that includes:1) The applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address;. 2) The eligible receiving operation’s name and address (if different than t
15.20.05.09.htm 15.20.05.09. 09 Alternative Use Process.. A. Application to Transport Manure. To receive cost-share funds for transporting manure under the Alternative Use Process, the applicant, whether a broker or an alternatives use operation, shall submit directly to the Department a signed, complete, accurate, and legible Departmental application that includes:1) The applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address;. 2) For poultry manure:.
15.20.05.10.htm 15.20.05.10. 10 Poultry Manure Rail Export Process.. A. Application to Transport Manure. To receive cost-share funds for transporting manure under the Poultry Manure Rail Export Process, a person shall submit to the Department a signed, complete, accurate, and legible Departmental application that includes:1) The applicant’s name, address, telephone number, and email address;. 2) The name and address of the eligible sending operation;. 3) The name of the commercial poultry producer tha
15.20.05.11.htm 15.20.05.11. 11 Cost-Share Rate.. A. Expenses eligible for State cost-share for an applicant shall be established by the Department based on the following:1) Either mileage or distance, or both, of manure transported;. 2) Amount of manure transported;. 3) Mode of transportation;. 4) Cost of analyzing manure before transporting;. 5) Cost of loading manure on transportation equipment;. 6) Cost of hauling manure from a producing or storage area to a receiving area; and. 7) Amount of matching cos
15.20.05.12.htm 15.20.05.12. 12 Commercial Poultry Producer Participation.. A. The Department shall enter into a written agreement with each commercial poultry producer participating in the Project. The written agreement shall set forth, at a minimum, the following:1) The responsibilities of the participating commercial poultry producer;. 2) The responsibilities of the Department;. 3) The amount of financial support for payment of eligible costs that the participating commercial poultry producer shall pro
15.20.05.13.htm 15.20.05.13. 13 Cost-Share Program ― Manure Broker Participation.. A. Poultry Manure. To receive cost-share for transporting poultry manure, a manure broker participating in the Project shall:1) Obtain manure only from an eligible sending operation;. 2) Unless storing the manure as provided in §A(3) of this regulation, directly transport the manure only to an eligible receiving operation, an alternative use facility, or a person outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed under
15.20.05.14.htm 15.20.05.14. 14 Bond or Security.. A. The broker or alternative use operation shall file with the Department a bond, or other security, on a form satisfactory to the Department. The bond shall be payable to the Department, and the obligation of the bond shall be conditioned upon fulfilling the cost-share agreement and manure stockpiling and storage requirements provided in this chapter.B. The Department may waive the bonding and security requirements for a participant if the participant:
15.20.05.15.htm 15.20.05.15. 15 Project ― Annual Reporting.. On or before July 1 of each year, the Department shall submit to the General Assembly a report detailing the:A. Participation levels in the Project;. B. Total amount of manure transported to and from each county in the State; and. C. Amount of funds distributed by the State and each participating commercial poultry producer for the preceding year.
15.20.05.16.htm 15.20.05.16. 16 Compliance Provisions.. If a person fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter, or any agreement established under this chapter, the Department may:A. Exclude that person from future participation in the Project; and. B. Hold the person liable for the full amount of funds paid..
15.20.05.9999.htm 15.20.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―07 adopted as an emergency provision effective January 7, 1999 (26:3 Md. R. 174) adopted permanently effective April 5, 1999 (26:7 Md. R. 546)Chapter revised as an emergency provision effective July 17, 2000 (27:16 Md. R. 1520) revised permanently effective October 30, 2000 (27:21 Md. R. 1977)Chapter revised as an emergency provision effective December 1, 2000 (27:26 Md. R. 2356) revised permanently effective March
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