MDA submits proposed changes to NM regs
May 28, 2012 – Following months of negotiations with stakeholder groups, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has finalized its new rules for the use of manure, biosolids and other organic nutrient sources on crop fields. Once the proposed changes are published in the Maryland Register, MDA will provide public notice and offer a 45-day public comment period.
Ultimately, the new regulations are designed to help Maryland meet nitrogen and phosphorus reduction goals spelled out in its Watershed Implementation Plan to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. Once approved, the proposed changes will be included in MDA’s Nutrient Management Manual. READ MORE