.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 shall receive an applicator voucher from the Department. At least once every 3 years after obtaining a voucher, each voucher holder shall complete at least 2 hours of a Department-approved educational program in nutrient application or management.

C. The Department shall renew an applicator voucher for an individual who satisfactorily completes the educational requirements of this chapter.