containers remains the same whether bulk containers are replaced, added to, or
(i) "Farm" means the land, plants, animals, buildings, structures, including ponds
used for agricultural or aquacultural activities, machinery, equipment, and other
appurtenances used in the commercial production of farm products.
(j) "Farm fertilizer bulk storage" means the storage of bulk fertilizer by an agricultural
producer for use in an agricultural operation that is owned, operated, or controlled by
(k) "Farm storage facility" means a facility which is used to store or hold bulk
fertilizer and which is owned, operated, controlled, or leased as part of the farm
operation or by a person who uses bulk fertilizer for his or her own agricultural use.
(l) "Fertilizer" means a substance containing 1 or more recognized plant nutrients,
which substance is used for its plant nutrient content and which is designed for use, or
claimed to have value, in
plant growth.Fertilizer does not include
unmanipulated animal and vegetable manures, marl, lime, limestone, wood ashes, and
other materials exempted by rules promulgated under this part.
(m) "Field operations" means the application of fertilizer to soil or plants in the course
of normal agricultural or horticultural practice.
(n) "Floodplain", for the purpose of this rule, means any land area that is subject to a
1% or greater chance of flooding. This is equivalent to a 100-year flood.
(o) "Fluid fertilizer" means fertilizer in fluid form and
includes solutions, emulsions, suspensions, and slurries. "Fluid fertilizer"
does not include anhydrous ammonia.
(p) "Groundwater" means underground water within the zone of saturation.
(q) "Mobile container" means a container designed or used for transporting
(r) "New bulk storage facility" means a storage facility as designated by the director
or a storage facility that locates new, used, or refurbished bulk containers where,
before the effective date of this rule, bulk storage was not conducted.
(s) "Operational area" means an area or areas at a farm storage facility where
bulk fertilizers are transferred, loaded, unloaded, mixed, or refilled.
(t) "Operational area containment" means any structure or system that is designed
and constructed to effectively intercept and contain spills, container or equipment
washwater, and precipitation to prevent the runoff or leaching of fertilizer from an
(u) "Primary containment" means the storage of bulk fertilizer
containers at a storage facility.
(v) "Rinsate" means the liquid that is generated from the rinsing of the interior
surface of any fertilizer application equipment or fertilizer container that has
come in direct contact with any fertilizer. "Rinsate" includes the liquid that is
generated by cleaning a containment area in accordance with the provisions of R
(w) "Secondary containment" means any structure, including dikes, that is effectively
designed and constructed to contain spills or leaks and to prevent escapes, runoff,
and leaching of fertilizer from bulk storage containers and appurtenances.