DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Office of the Secretary
1200 Nutrient Management
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10115, I hereby recommend the proposed amendments to the certification regulations to be posted in the Register of Regulations.
Synopsis: 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. As required by the regulations, certain continuing education credits are needed in order to maintain certification. The proposed changes reduce the required credits in order to maintain consistency with recertification requirements from regional programs.
Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted from September 1, 2005 until October 11, 2005. Any comments should be provided to William Rohrer, Program Administrator. A hearing for the proposed regulations will be conducted at the Delaware Department of Agriculture on October 11, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Ammendments: Paragraph 7.0, reference 1200 Nutrient Management, 1201 Nutrient Management Certification Regulations.