DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Statutory Authority: 3 Delaware Code, Section 2221 (3 Del.C. §2221) 3 DE. Admin. Code 1201
1201 Nutrient Management Certification Regulations
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.
7.0 Continuing Education
7.1 After a certificate is issued, the certificate holder must take and successfully complete continuing education courses approved by the Commission or Program Administrator in accordance with the following:
7.1.1 Nutrient generator - 6 credits of continuing education in each three-year period following the issuance of the certification.
7.1.2 Private nutrient handlers - 6 credits of continuing education in each three-year period following the issuance of the certification.
7.1.3 Commercial nutrient handlers -
9 6 credits of continuing education in each three-year period following the issuance of the certification.
7.1.4 Nutrient consultants -
8 5 credits of continuing education each year following the issuance of the certification.
7.2 Failure to satisfy the continuing education requirements may result in the revocation of a certificate or non-renewal of the certificate.
7.3 Any dispute regarding continuing education credits may be directed to the Commission which will determine whether a hearing is necessary to resolve the dispute.
*Please Note: As the rest of the sections were not amended, they are not being published. The complete regulation is available at: http://www.state.de.us/AdminCode/title3/1200/1201%20Nutrient%20Management%20Certification%20Regulations.shtml#P2_24