15.18.04.06

.06 Compost Labeling.

A. A person who manufactures or distributes a package or container of compost subject to this chapter is responsible for labeling the package or container with the following information:

(1) Net weight or volume;

(2) Brand under which the compost is distributed;

(3) Classification of compost;

(4) Manufacturer's name and complete address; and

(5) Origin.

B. A person who manufactures or distributes for bulk sale any compost subject to this chapter shall have a label or have labeling with information required in §A of this regulation. A manufacturer or distributor shall make any label or labeling information available to the Department, upon request.

C. Each lot of bulk compost offered for sale or distribution by a person shall be identified by that person by a legible sign containing at least the following:

(1) Brand name; and

(2) Classification of compost.

D. A person who manufactures a compost produced from materials containing an industrial sludge is responsible for labeling the product indicating the origin of the industrial sludge.

E. A person who distributes a compost is responsible for the label or labeling or providing on a written invoice or shipping statement, if the compost is offered for bulk distribution, information indicating recommended uses, application rates, and use restrictions, if any, for the compost product, including information stating that:

(1) Compost classified as General Use may be used by the general public as a mulch, soil conditioner, or topsoil substitute;

(2) Compost classified as Limited Use is limited for use as follows:

(a) Only for use by a commercial, agricultural, institutional, or governmental operation,

(b) Only for use where contact by the general public is unlikely,

(c) On agricultural land when repeated applications occur to a site, the total amount of any heavy metal applied per acre per year to that site may not exceed 1/10 the maximum cumulative loading for that metal listed in Regulation .12 of this chapter, and

(d) The total amount of any heavy metal applied per acre cumulatively to a site may not exceed the maximum amount for that metal listed in Table 2 of Regulation .12 of this chapter;

(3) Compost classified as Restricted Use is restricted for use as follows:

(a) Only for use as a landfill cover, on marginal land or in land reclamation efforts, provided that the maximum total amount of each heavy metal that is applied does not exceed the cumulative loading limit for that metal as listed in Regulation .12 of this chapter,

(b) Only for use where there will be no contact by the general public with the compost, and

(c) Not for use by the general public.