DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Nutrient Management Program
1201 Nutrient Management Certification Regulations
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 regulatory amendments address field staging and stockpiling of poultry manure.
Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted from October 1, 2010 until October 31, 2010. Any comments should be provided to the Nutrient Management Program office located at 2320 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, ATTN: Mark Davis
The revised regulations are being amended to clarify the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission’s and the Delaware Department of Agriculture’s regulatory position related to the temporary outdoor storage of manure. The amended regulations will also now be aligned with the new confined animal feeding operation regulations.
The proposed regulations are posted on the Delaware Department of Agriculture website (www.dda.delaware.gov) Hard copies of the proposed regulations may be obtained from the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Comments may be submitted in writing and/or e-mail to the Mark Davis, (firstname.lastname@example.org), at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, on or before October 31, 2010. A public hearing on these regulations will NOT be held unless the Secretary of Agriculture and the Delaware Nutrient Management Commission (in accordance with 3 Del.C., Section 2221) receive a request within 30 days from this notice, or if the Secretary determines that a public hearing is in the public interest. A request for a hearing shall be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the hearing. It must show familiarity with the proposal and a reasoned statement of the proposed regulations impact. It is requested that written comments, or requests for a hearing be addressed to:
Department of Agriculture
2320 South DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901