15.20.04.11

.11 Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements.

A. License Holder Record-Keeping and Reporting Requirements. A person who holds a license under this chapter shall keep records, and file with the Department by September 30 of each year an annual activity report covering the previous year (July 1 through June 30) that contains the following information:

(1) Name and number of the license holder;

(2) Name of the certified nutrient management consultant or consultants employed between the previous July 1 and June 30;

(3) Number of nutrient management plans completed; and

(4) Acreage covered by the plan and by county and State watershed codes for this acreage.

B. Information Concerning the Phosphorus Management Tool.

(1) As provided in §B(2) and (3) of this regulation, a license holder or a certified consultant who is not operating under a license shall file a report with the Department that includes information relating to nutrient management plans developed for operations which have soils with a phosphorus fertility index value of 150 or above.

(2) The report shall include information that the Department determines necessary to evaluate the implementation of the Phosphorus Management Tool, as provided in the Maryland Nutrient Management Manual, Section II-C2.

(3) The report shall be filed annually on a form developed by the Department not later than September 30th.

(4) The Department shall maintain the information provided in the report in a manner that protects the identity of the person for whom the plan was prepared and that personís personal information.

C. Information related to soil test phosphorus

(1) As provided in §C(2)—(4) of this regulation, a license holder or a certified consultant who is not operating under a license shall file a report with the Department that includes field or management-unit information relating to phosphorus levels in the soil determined by a soil analysis conducted in accordance with COMAR 15.20.08.05D related to nutrient management plans developed in accordance with COMAR 15.20.07 and 15.20.08.

(2) The report shall include:

(a) Soil test phosphorus levels for each field or management unit in the nutrient management plan and expressed in terms of the Fertility Index Value;

(b) Acreage associated with a specific soil analysis and field or management unit;

(c) The county in which the field or management unit is located; and

(d) Other information that the Department considers necessary to evaluate soil phosphorus data.

(3) The report shall be filed on a form developed by the Department not later than September 30, 2015 and every sixth year thereafter.

(4) The report may not include any information identifying the person or specific operation about whom the report is prepared.

D. List of Reported Operations. Concurrent with the report required under §C of this regulation, a license holder or a certified consultant who is not operating under a license shall file a separate report with the Department that includes the names of the persons, farm names, as applicable, and addresses of those operations for which soil phosphorus data has been provided to the Department.

E. Nutrient Management License Holder Record-Keeping Requirements. A license holder shall keep:

(1) A copy of any nutrient management plan prepared under this chapter;

(2) Records with the following information if the information is not already contained in a plan:

(a) Consultant's name and certification and license number,

(b) Landowner's or operator's name and address,

(c) Location of the land, including county and watershed code,

(d) Total acres of land for nutrient application, including acres of each crop or land cover,

(e) Date of the initial plan and subsequent revisions,

(f) Soil analysis for each field,

(g) Organic waste analysis,

(h) Expected crop yields by field, and basis used for calculations,

(i) Recommended nutrient rates for each field and crop, including application time and methods to be used,

(j) Any adjustment of recommendations due to limitations, which shall be justified and documented, and,

(k) Any other instructions or suggestions resulting in plan modification; and,

(3) Required records for at least 5 years and make them available to the Department upon request.