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TITLE 355 STATE CHEMIST OF THE STATE OF INDIANA

Final Rule
LSA Document #12-203(F)

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Amends 355 IAC 9-3-1 to add violations under 355 IAC 8 to the civil penalty schedule. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher.



SECTION 1. 355 IAC 9-3-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS:

355 IAC 9-3-1 Schedule

Authority: IC 15-16-2-49.5
Affected: IC 15-16-2-46


Sec. 1. The schedule of civil penalties for violations of IC 15-16-2, the Indiana commercial fertilizers law, and the rules adopted under this law are as follows:
(1) Each penalty for each violation, if the violation is of a continuing nature, shall not be imposed for more than one hundred eighty (180) days when assessed on a per day basis.
(2) Each penalty for each violation, if the violation is of an identical repetitive nature, shall not be imposed for more than one hundred eighty (180) incidents when assessed on a per incident basis.
Legal Citation  General Description of Violation  Violation Number  Violation Assessment 
3 and subsequent 
355 IAC 2-3-1 and 355 IAC 2-3-4  Store a fertilizer in a bulk container made of improper design or materials.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-1(e)  Operate storage containers or appurtenances with an improper design.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-2  Store a fertilizer in an underground bulk container.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per day 
355 IAC 2-3-3  Abandon a bulk storage container improperly.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-5(a)  Fail to anchor bulk storage containers properly.  $100  $250  $500  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-6  Fail to provide bulk container security.  $100  $250  $500  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-7  Fill bulk container beyond intended capacity.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-8  Fail to support or contain appurtenances.  $50  $50  $50  Per day 
355 IAC 2-3-9  Fail to provide a liquid level device or secure liquid level gauge.  $50  $100  $150  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-10  Fail to properly label bulk container.  $25  $50  $100  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-3-11  Fail to maintain bulk container or appurtenance.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-4-1(a)  Fail to carry out operational area activities within contained area.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-4-1(b)  Operate operational area containment with improper design, construction, or capacity.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-4-1(d)  Operate operational area with a relief outlet, valve, or improper pump.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-4-1(e)  Fail to remove liquids promptly from operational area containment.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-4-1(f)  Fail to protect storage containers and appurtenances from damage by vehicles.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-4-1(i)  Fail to maintain operational area containment.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-1(a)  Store a bulk container outside of secondary containment.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-1(b)  Fail to separate fertilizer secondary containment from other materials.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-1(c) and 355 IAC 2-5-12.5(b)  Fail to maintain required capacity for secondary containment.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-1(f)  Operate secondary containment with tile drainage within or under the containment.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-2(a)  Operate secondary containment with improperly constructed or sealed walls.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-3, 355 IAC 2-5-4, 355 IAC 2-5-5, 355 IAC 2-5-6, or 355 IAC 2-5-7  Operate secondary containment with improperly constructed or sealed base.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-12  Operate an improperly designed, constructed, or maintained elephant ring.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-12.5(a)  Operate secondary containment with a relief outlet, valve, or improper pump.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-13(a)  Fail to maintain secondary containment.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 2-5-13(b)  Fail to maintain secondary containment free of debris and foreign matter.  $25  $50  $100  Per day 
355 IAC 2-6-1.5(a)  Store dry bulk fertilizer in an unsound manner.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per day 
355 IAC 2-6-1.5(b)  Fail to provide a dry fertilizer operations pad.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 2-9-1  Fail to notify the state chemist annually of the bulk storage facility location and status.  $50  $100  $150  Per year 
IC 15-16-2-46  Sell, use, or remove without permission a product placed under a stop sale, use, or removal order.  $250*  $500*  $1,000*  Per incident 
355 IAC 7-3-1 and 355 IAC 7-3-2  Use fertilizer material without certification.  $100  $200  $300  Per day 
355 IAC 7-3-1  Engage in business for hire without a business license.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per day 
355 IAC 7-3-3  Distribute fertilizer material without a business license.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per day 
355 IAC 7-3-3  Distribute fertilizer material to an unlicensed user.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 7-3-4  Fail to train employees.  $100  $200  $300  Per incident 
355 IAC 7-3-4  Supervise more than 10 employees.  $100  $100  $100  Per day and per person 
355 IAC 7-3-4  Fail to properly supervise employee.  $125  $250  $500  Per day 
IC 15-16-2-43 and 355 IAC 7-4-4  Use fraud in applying for license, permit, or registration.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-1(1) and 355 IAC 8-3-1(2)  Fail to develop or follow a fertilizer application plan.  $100  $250  $500  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-1(3)  Apply fertilizer material directly to surface water.  $100  $250  $500  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-1(4)  Apply fertilizer material to saturated ground.  $100  $250  $500  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-1(5)  Apply fertilizer material from a public road.  $100*  $250*  $500*  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-2  Fail to follow proper unmanipulated organic fertilizer application setback or incorporation requirements.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-3  Improper application of unmanipulated organic fertilizer to highly erodible land.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-4  Improper application of unmanipulated organic fertilizer to frozen or snow covered ground.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-3-5  Fail to properly monitor organic fertilizer application.  $100  $250  $500  Per day 
355 IAC 8-4-1  Fail to properly stage inorganic fertilizer.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident and per day 
355 IAC 8-4-2  Fail to properly stage organic fertilizer.  $250  $500  $1,000  Per incident and per day 
355 IAC 8-5-1  Fail to keep proper distribution records.  $25  $50  $75  Per day 
355 IAC 8-5-2  Fail to keep proper application records.  $25  $50  $75  Per day 
355 IAC 8-5-3  Fail to make records available.  $100*  $250*  $500*  Per incident 
355 IAC 8-5-1 and 355 IAC 8-5-2  Make false records  $250*  $500*  $1,000*  Per incident 
*This penalty shall not be subject to the potential for mitigation listed in section 3 of this rule.
(State Chemist of the State of Indiana; 355 IAC 9-3-1; filed May 7, 2010, 9:48 a.m.: 20100602-IR-355090797FRA; filed Mar 9, 2011, 12:05 p.m.: 20110406-IR-355100627FRA; filed Oct 11, 2012, 1:01 p.m.: 20121107-IR-355120203FRA)


LSA Document #12-203(F)
Notice of Intent: 20120502-IR-355120203NIA
Proposed Rule: 20120718-IR-355120203PRA
Hearing Held: September 20, 2012
Approved by Attorney General: October 2, 2012
Approved by Governor: October 11, 2012
Filed with Publisher: October 11, 2012, 1:01 p.m.
Documents Incorporated by Reference: None Received by Publisher
Small Business Regulatory Coordinator: Matthew E. Pearson, Fertilizer Administrator, Office of Indiana State Chemist, 175 South University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2063, (765) 494-1547, pearsonm@purdue.edu

Posted: 11/07/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20121107-IR-355120203FRA
Composed: Nov 27,2014 3:29:09AM EST
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