15.20.06.04

.04 For-Hire Application of Nutrients to Agricultural Land.

A person who for-hire applies nutrients to agricultural land shall:

A. Be a certified nutrient management consultant or work under the supervision of a consultant;

B. Make available, upon request of the landowner or operator, documentation in the form of a certificate, work order, or other similar document, that the applicator is:

(1) A certified nutrient management consultant, or

(2) Working under the supervision of a certified nutrient management consultant;

C. On or after December 31, 2002, apply nutrients according to a nutrient management plan or have verification by the landowner or operator that the nutrient application complies with a nutrient management plan; and

D. On or after December 31, 2002, apply nutrients according to the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension recommendation rates when a nutrient management plan is not required.