Draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule Language (PDF: 694 KB / 27 pages)
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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture estimates that the rulemaking process will take three years and the Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule (Rule) will go into effect in 2018. The timeline below highlights the opportunity for public participation in the process. The full rulemaking process includes review by the governor and other administrative state agencies. These steps are included in a detailed timeline.
The second public comment period was held June 7 - August 25, 2017. The MDA is currently reviewing the comments received and will use them to revise the draft Rule. The final proposed Rule will be posted in the Minnesota State Register before it is approved. To receive updates throughout the rulemaking process please join the Nitrogen Fertilizer Email List.
A CD of all comments received during the 2017 comment period is available upon request. Please contact Larry Gunderson at email@example.com to request a CD.
After reading the Rule, take a look at frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions please contact Larry Gunderson by phone or email. See MDA Contact at the bottom of the page. The comments received from the first comment period are available: Initial Public Comments - Winter 2016.
Listening sessions were held throughout the state during the summer of 2017. Over 700 people attended an event to learn more about the draft Rule and participate in the Question & Answer session. MDA staff were available to answer questions and to receive written comments.
If you were unable to attend one of the listening sessions please view a slideshow of the presentation below.
Draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule Listening Session Presentation (PDF: 3.21 / 49 pages)
Fertilizer Technical Unit Supervisor
Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division