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Notice of Rule Proposals

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 Notices of Proposal are posted on this site by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to comply with N.J.S.A. 52:14B-4 to inform the public about pending rules. This version is not the official text of the proposal and may differ from the official text. The official text of the proposal is published in the New Jersey Register issue for the date indicated. Click on the rule title for additional information.

Commercial Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners
Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Soil Restoration Amendments
Food and Nutrition Program Provisions



Commercial Fertilizers and Soil Conditioners

Proposed Rule Readoption with Amendments N.J.A.C 2:69 
Proposal Date: October 3, 2016
Comment Period Closes: December 2, 2016

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (Department) is proposing readoption with amendments to N.J.A.C 2:69 Commercial Fertilizers and Soil ConditionersThese rules set forth the compliance standards and official methods of analysis to be used in determining the manufacturer's compliance with the guaranteed content of fertilizer and soil conditioners.  This analysis is done to reduce the amount of misbranded and/or deficient products offered for sale thereby insuring the quality and quantity of fertilizers and soil conditioners in order to promote crop yield. Amendments are proposed to update the edition numbers and the contact information for obtaining or reviewing copies of the official publications containing the standards.  Amendments are also proposed to provide the methodology to determine commercial values and update the method of providing those values each year by posting them on the Department website.   

Written comments must be submitted by December 2, 2016 to Alfred W. Murray, Director, Division Marketing and Development, Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625-0330 or proposedrulesMarkets@ag.state.nj.us

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Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – Soil Restoration Amendments

Proposed Amendments N.J.A.C. 2:90-1
Proposal date: September 19, 2016
Comment period closes: November 18, 2016

Take notice that the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), State Soil Conservation Committee (SSCC) is proposing the adoption of amendments to N.J.A.C. 2:90-1.3, 1.4 and 1.14, Soil Erosion and Sediment Control pursuant to the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq. (P.L. 1975 Ch. 251).

The proposal establishes amendments to the Topsoiling and Land Grading Standards to provide for cost-effective restoration, for specific soil types and intended land use, of the optimal physical, chemical and biological functions of the soil on land disturbance activities subject to the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act.

Written comments must be submitted by November 18, 2016 to Frank Minch, Executive Secretary, State Soil Conservation Committee, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625-0330 or SSCCrules@ag.state.nj.us

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Food and Nutrition Program Provisions

Proposed Amendment N.J.A.C. 2:36

Proposal date: January 3, 2017
Comment period closes: March 4, 2017

N.J.A.C. 2:36 was scheduled to expire on November 25, 2016. As the Department of Agriculture (Department)
filed this notice of readoption with the Office of Administrative Law prior to that date, the expiration date was extended
180 days to May 24, 2017, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1.c(2). The Department has reviewed the rules and
determined that they remain necessary, reasonable, and proper for the purposes for which they were originally
promulgated. The Department proposes to readopt this chapter with the amendments and repeals set forth below. As the
Department has provided a 60-day comment period on this notice of proposal, this notice is excepted from the
rulemaking calendar requirement pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5.

 

Written comments must be submitted to Rose Tricario, Director Division of Food and Nutrition, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, PO Box 334, Trenton, NJ 08625-0334 or ProposedRulesFoodNutrition@ag.state.nj.us

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