131st General Assembly, Regular Session, pt. 4 1 (2015-2017)

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                                     (131st General Assembly)
                                  (Substitute Senate Bill Number 1)



                                    AN ACT



      To amend sections 6109.10 and to enact sections 903.40, 905.326, 905.327,
         1511.10, 1511.11, 3745.50, and 6111.32 of the Revised Code and to amend
         Section 333.30 of Am. Sub. H.B. 59 of the 130th General Assembly to require
         applicators of fertilizer or manure to comply with specified requirements, to
         establish requirements governing dredged material and phosphorous testing by
         publicly owned treatment works.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio.-


       SECTION 1. That section 6111.03 be amended and sections 903.40, 905.326, 905.327,
 1511.10, 1511.11, 3745.50, and 6111.32 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

       Sec. 903.40. (A) No person, for the purposes of agricultural production as defined in
 section 905.31 of the Revised Code, shall apply manure obtained from a concentrated animal
 feeding facility issued a pernit under this chapter unless one of the following applies:
       (1) The person has been issued a livestock manager certification under section 903.07 of
 the Revised Code.
       (2) The person has been certified under this section to apply the manure by the director of
 agriculture.
       (B) The director shall issue, renew, and deny certifications for the purposes of division
 (A)(2) of this section in the manner established in sections 905.321 and 905.322 of the Revised
 Code and rules adopted under the latter section for the certification of fertilizer applicators.
 Procedures, requirements, and other provisions that are established in those sections and rules
 apply to the certification of persons under division (A)(2) of this section. For purposes of that
 application, references in sections 905.321 and 905.322 of the Revised Code to fertilizer are
 deemed to be replaced with references to manure.
   Sec. 905.326. (A)(1) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person in the
western basin shall surface apply fertilizer under either of the following circumstances:
   (a) On snow-covered or frozen soil;
   (b) When the to two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation.
   (2) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no person in the western basin shall
surface apply fertilizer in a granular form when the local weather forecast for the application area
contains greater than a fifty per cent chance of precipitation exceeding one inch in a twelve-hour
period.
   (B) Division (A) of this section does not apply if a person in the western basin applies
fertilizer under any of the followinQ circumstances:

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