15.20.05.05

.05 Cost-Share Program—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 provide to the project on an annual basis;

(4) The manner by which the Department shall calculate and collect eligible costs from the participating commercial poultry producer; and

(5) An express commitment by the participating commercial poultry producer that it may not:

(a) Pass on part or all of its project participation costs to any poultry litter producer with which it contracts, or

(b) Penalize a poultry litter producer for participating in the project.

B. The Department shall maintain the written agreements and all supporting documentation in a centralized location, open to public inspection during regular business hours.