DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NOTICE OF ADDED PUBLIC HEARING AND EXTENDED PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted from September 1, 2006 until October 27, 2006. Any comments should be provided to the Nutrient Management Program office located at 2320 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, ATTN: William Rohrer. Hearings for the proposed regulations will be conducted at the Delaware Department of Agriculture on September 26, 2006 at 6:00 PM and at the Gumboro Fire Company hall on September 28, 2006 at 6:00 PM. An additional public hearing will be held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture on October 27, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. A meeting to accept the proposed changes was held at the Nutrient Management Full Commission meeting on August 8, 2006 at 7:00 PM. The accepted changes are indicated below.
Nutrient Management Certification Regulation Amendments certification by the Delaware Nutrient Management Program, 2320 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, is required (3 Del.C. §2201 - 2290) for all who apply fertilizer and/or animal manure greater than 10 acres or who manage animals greater than 8,000 pounds of live animal weight. The proposed changes to the certification regulations establish nutrient handling requirements for certain nutrient handlers. The proposed regulation addresses application timing and placement for commercial inorganic fertilizer and organic fertilizer.
Mandate Amendment The proposed regulation requires nutrient handlers and animal operations to develop and implement nutrient management practices as required by the Nutrient Management Law (3 Del.C. §2201 et. al.) by January 1, 2007.
Amendments: Paragraphs 6.0 – 14.0, reference 1200 Nutrient Management, 1201 Nutrient Management Certification Regulations.; Paragraph 4.0, reference Nutrient Management, 1203 Mandatory Nutrient Management Plan Reporting Implementation Regulations.