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15.20.06.00.htm 15.20.06.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 20 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Chapter 06 Nutrient and Commercial Fertilizer Application Requirements for Agricultural Land Authority: Agriculture Article, §8-801―8-806, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.20.06.01.htm 15.20.06.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter requires a person who applies nutrients to more than 10 acres of agricultural land, which that person owns or manages, to:A. Have an applicator voucher from the Department;. B. Be a certified farm operator;. C. Be a certified nutrient management consultant; or. D. Hire a certified nutrient management consultant..
15.20.06.02.htm 15.20.06.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) Agricultural Land.. a) "Agricultural land" means more than 10 acres of land used to produce food, feed, fiber, sod, animals, plants, trees, or plants in containers, or for out-of-ground production.b) "Agricultural land" includes smaller, noncontiguous land parcels that total more than 10 acres.. 2) "Applicator" means a person who applies any type of nutrient, as defined
15.20.06.03.htm 15.20.06.03. 03 Application of Nutrients to Agricultural Land.. A. A person who owns or operates agricultural land may not apply any nutrient to more than 10 acres of that land, unless that person:1) Holds an applicator voucher from the Department verifying the completion of the Department's educational requirements;2) Is a certified farm operator; or. 3) Is a certified nutrient management consultant.. B. A person who satisfactorily completes an approved educational program sh
15.20.06.04.htm 15.20.06.04. 04 For-Hire Application of Nutrients to Agricultural Land.. A person who for-hire applies nutrients to agricultural land shall:. A. Be a certified nutrient management consultant or work under the supervision of a consultant;. B. Make available, upon request of the landowner or operator, documentation in the form of a certificate, work order, or other similar document, that the applicator is:1) A certified nutrient management consultant, or.
15.20.06.05.htm 15.20.06.05. 05 Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements.. A person who for-hire applies nutrients to agricultural land shall:. A. Keep records when applying nutrients, to document that the applicator is:. 1) Certified by the Department as a nutrient management consultant;. 2) Certified as a nutrient management consultant by an entity with a reciprocal certification program with the Department; or3) Supervised by a person complying with requirements in §A(1)a) or (b) of this regulation..
15.20.06.06.htm 15.20.06.06. 06 Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Certificate or Voucher.. A. The Department may deny, suspend, or revoke the certification or applicator voucher of a person who violates any requirement of this chapter, including:1) Providing misleading, false, or fraudulent information;. 2) Failing to meet the educational or continuing education requirements of this chapter; or. 3) Failing to apply, or to supervise the application of, nutrients as required by this chapter..
15.20.06.9999.htm 15.20.06.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 29, 2000 (27:10 Md. R. 967). Regulation .01 amended effective October 28, 2013 (40:21 Md. R. 1780). Regulation .01A amended as an emergency provision effective December 22, 2004 (32:2 Md. R. 144) amended permanently effective April 11, 2005 (32:7 Md. R. 684)Regulation .01B amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692). Regulation .02B amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692) October 28, 2013 (40:21 Md. R. 1780)
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