DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Harness Racing Commission
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission, pursuant to 3 Del.C. §10005, proposes to change DHRC Rules 2 and 8. The Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rule changes on September 26, 2006. Written comments should be sent to Hugh J. Gallagher, Administrator of Harness Racing, Department of Agriculture, 2320 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Nutrient Management Certification Regulation Amendments (Exhibit A): 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 (Exhibit B): 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.
Comments on the proposed changes will be accepted from September 1, 2006 until September 30, 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. 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.
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.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING
The State of Delaware, Department of Agriculture, will hold a public hearing on October 5, 2006, 6 p.m., in Conference Room 1, Delaware Department of Agriculture building, 2320 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE.
The hearing is being held for the purpose of receiving information, factual evidence, and public reaction as it relates to proposed amendments to the Pesticide Regulations under Title 3, Delaware Code, Chapter 12, Pesticide Law. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 101, Administrative Procedures Act.
Beginning at 6 p.m. comments will be received relating to: additional commercial pesticide application record keeping requirements, increased commercial applicator certification fees, and modifications to the pesticide storage and containment rules.
Title 3, Delaware Code, Section 1237, provides the Department with the authority to issue regulations pursuant to this statute.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the proposed amendments by calling the Department at 1-800-282-8685; by writing the Delaware Department of Agriculture, Pesticides Section, 2320 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901; or, by visiting the Register of Regulations site http://regulations.delaware.gov/.