A person shall comply with parts 1505.2100 to 1505.2800 before applying agricultural chemicals through an irrigation system. An applicant is considered to be permitted-by-rule if the applicant is in compliance with parts 1505.2100 to 1505.2800.
The application fee for an initial chemigation system permit established by Minnesota Statutes, section 18B.08, subdivision 4, or section 18C.205, subdivision 3, must be submitted with the initial chemigation system permit application. An updated chemigation system permit application must be submitted to the commissioner on forms provided by the commissioner every two years from the date of the applicant's initial submission of their permit application. No additional fee is required.
An applicant previously granted a permit under repealed parts 1505.2000 to 1505.2080 shall submit an updated permit application every two years from the effective date of parts 1505.2100 to 1505.2800. No additional fee is required.
An applicant for a chemigation system permit shall apply on forms supplied by the commissioner. The application must include, at a minimum:
the name, address, and telephone number of the applicant to whom a permit is to be issued;
the number and location, by legal description, of well heads, surface water supply withdrawal points, or the public water supply that will be used in the chemigation process;
the estimated amounts and types of agricultural chemicals to be applied through the irrigation system;
diagrams or photographs of the irrigation system detailing the required antipollution devices;
diagrams, drawings, and calculations detailing the required safeguards of agricultural chemical storage containers at the chemigation site, if applicable;
the number of the applicant's Department of Natural Resources water appropriation permit, if applicable;
the applicant's or applicant's agent's private applicator certification or noncommercial certification number, if applicable; and
a description of the chemigation system inspection procedures and time frames for inspection.
Before substantially altering a chemigation system, an applicant shall submit a permit application form to the commissioner describing the changes to be made to the chemigation system. No additional fee is required.
MS s 18C.575
September 17, 2013
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