AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Manure, Agricultural Compost, and Chemical Fertilizer Handling
431:35 Improper Manure Handling.
I. The commissioner shall investigate complaints of improper handling of manure, agricultural compost, and commercial fertilizer, including, but not limited to, complaints of improper storage and spreading. If the commissioner is able to identify the source of the improper handling and has reason to believe such handling is a nuisance caused by failure to use best management practices, the commissioner shall:
(a) Determine who is responsible for such handling.
(b) Determine the changes needed in handling to comply with best management practices.
(c) Notify, in writing, the person responsible of the findings and changes necessary to conform to best management practices.
(d) Require a plan for compliance if the corrections, under RSA 431:35, I(c), have not been made within 10 days after notification.
II. If the person responsible fails to implement the recommended changes, the commissioner shall notify the health officer of the municipality and the commissioner of environmental services, who shall take such action as their authority permits.
Source. 1991, 13:1. 1996, 229:1. 1998, 60:2, eff. July 11, 1998. 2005, 59:3, eff. July 22, 2005.