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(1) The department, when developing or modifying the GMP, will include the requirements of 80-15-211 and 80-15-213 , MCA and many of the program elements for a SMP in 80-15-214 , MCA. The intent of the GMP is to protect ground water and the environment from ground water impairment or degradation from agricultural chemicals by providing agricultural chemical users with information and data on:

(a) aquifer and ground water information with special emphasis on regions in the state that may be vulnerable to impairment or degradation from agricultural chemicals;

(b) special state or federal agency programs and requirements;

(c) special factors such as irrigation practices, and meteorological or geological characteristics;

(d) agricultural chemical application techniques, chemical characteristics, benefits and risks in terms of ground water impairment or degradation;

(e) the leaching potential of chemical residues in soils whether from a point or nonpoint source;

(f) proper and modified uses of agricultural chemicals to prevent their introduction into ground water;

(g) the utilization of alternative agricultural practices, and integrated pest management systems; and

(h) soil fertility practices.

(2) A list of all data and information obtained during the development of the GMP will be available from the department.

History: Sec. 80-15-105, MCA; IMP, Sec. 80-15-211, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 2244, Eff. 12/28/90.

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