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15.20.07.00.htm 15.20.07.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 20 SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Chapter 07 Agricultural Operation Nutrient Management Plan Requirements Authority: Agriculture Article, §8-801―8-806, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.20.07.01.htm 15.20.07.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to a farm or agricultural operator and requires the operator to develop and implement nitrogen-based and phosphorus-based nutrient management plans for a farm or agricultural operation by certain deadlines.
15.20.07.02.htm 15.20.07.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. The performance and technical standards provided in this subtitle are found in the Department of Agriculture's Maryland Nutrient Management Manual (November 1999) Supplement No. 1 (September 2000) Supplement No. 2 (November 2001) Supplement No. 3 (September 2004) Supplement No. 4 (November 2005) Supplement No. 5 (November 2006) Supplement No. 6 (May 2009) Supplement No. 7 (May 2012) and Supplement No. 8 (August 2016) which are incorporated by ref
15.20.07.03.htm 15.20.07.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural operation" means a business or activity that:. a) Tills, crops, keeps, pastures, or produces an agricultural product, including livestock, poultry, plants, trees, sod, food, feed, or fiber by in-ground, out-of-ground, container, or other culture; andb) Has a gross annual income of $2,500 or more, or has eight or more animal units..
15.20.07.04.htm 15.20.07.04. 04 Nutrient Management Plan―Plan Development and Implementation Deadlines.. A. An operator shall develop and implement a nutrient management plan for the operator's agricultural operation, according to the following deadlines:1) An operator who uses chemical fertilizer in an agricultural operation shall:. a) Develop a nutrient management plan addressing both nitrogen and phosphorus as the limiting nutrients on that agricultural operation by December 31, 2001, and
15.20.07.05.htm 15.20.07.05. 05 Nutrient Management Plan Implementation Requirements.. A. An operator who uses chemical fertilizer, animal manure, or biosolids, as provided in Regulation .04A of this chapter, shall have a nutrient management plan that shall:1) Be prepared by a certified nutrient management consultant or by the farm operator, if certified in accordance with this subtitle;2) Be prepared according to the schedule set forth in Regulation .04A or B of this chapter by using the limiting nutrient det
15.20.07.06.htm 15.20.07.06. 06 Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements.. A. Operator Reporting Requirements―Plan Development.. 1) An operator shall submit to the Department a summary of the nutrient management plan for the agricultural operation in a form that the Department requires when it is first developed to meet requirements of this chapter, according to the deadlines provided by Regulation .04A and B of this chapter.2) A nutrient management plan submitted to the Department by an operator fo
15.20.07.07.htm 15.20.07.07. 07 Assessment of Penalty.. A. An operator who violates any deadline for having a nutrient management plan, as provided in Regulation .04A of this chapter, is subject to a written warning for a first violation. If an operator fails to comply with the plan development requirements, as provided in Regulation .04A of this chapter, after a reasonable period of time following notice of a violation, an operator is subject to an administrative penalty of not more than $250 for a s
15.20.07.9999.htm 15.20.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 29, 2000 (27:10 Md. R. 967). Regulation .02 amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 692) August 5, 2002 (29:15 Md. R. 1143). Regulation .02 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 .02 amended effective July 31, 2006 (33:15 Md. R. 1281) March 26, 2007 (34:6 Md. R. 628) November 16, 2009 (36:23 Md. R. 1818) October 15,
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