Legislative Updates Updated August 29, 2016  

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IFCA Keep it 4R Crop News

See the Summer 2016 Keep it 4R Crop Report below and the Spring 2016 edition.  The Summer edition features info on the latest soil nitrate levels and the latest on nitrate levels in Illinois drinking water supplies,
 

Fall 2016 Ammonia Safety Schools

Click here for the dates, location and agenda for the fall ammonia safety schools.  You can register on-line by clicking here.  
 

New IL Ammonia Rules & Compliance Guide

New rules for anhydrous ammonia facilities are effective July 1, 2016.  Click below for the new rules and a compliance guide from IFCA.
 

2016 Pesticide Container Recycling Schedule

Click here to view the 2016 Pesticide Container Recycling schedule and instructions for cleaning containers.  
 

PSM Ammonia Regulation

Click below for the latest on the PSM rule.  Go to www.asmark.org to view the PSM compliance tools.  
 

Online Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Program for Farmers

Funded bythe Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC), this program consists of five ammonia safety training modules.  Go to http://learning.ifca.com.  If you have any questions please contact the IFCA office.
 

Pesticide Stewardship

Click here to access a bulletin on pesticide stewardship considerations for Xtend soybeans.    
 

Click the heading above for the daily maximum soil temperature at 4 inches in bare soil.
 

IL Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy

Illinois EPA has released the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, including a press release with quote from IFCA.  Click before for the strategy documents.
 

Fire Prevention Plan

IFCA members can click on the above picture to...More


Illinois 4R Code of Practice

See the IFCA 4R Code of Practice and Educational Poster; IFCA members:  get ready in August to "Take the Pledge" to reduce nutrient losses.  
 

Proposed Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations

Click below for the proposed rule changes to the Illinois Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations and announcement of the public comment period.
 

New CDL Requirements Effective July 1, 2015

New federal requirements for commercial drivers go into effect on July 1, 2015, and the Illinois Secretary of State is implementing these changes for all Illinois CDL holders.  The changes are:
 
1. After July 1, 2015, anyone applying for, renewing,...More

2014 Limestone Producers Guidebook

Click here to view or download the 2014 Agricultural Lime Producers booklet.  
 

Restricted CDL For Transporting Ammonia Nurse Tanks

Click below for the application form to the IL Sec of State to obtain a restricted CDL for transporting ammonia nurse tanks.  
 
 restrictedcdl.pdf (204.27KB)

Facts About GMO's


Professional Applicator & NH3 Training

Click here to view and register for the Asmark Training Courses including the Professional Applicator Training taught by Dr. Robert Wolf and the Ammonia Technician Course.   
 

Hours of Service Ag Input Exemption

Click here to see various guidance documents on the Hours of Service agricultural exemption.  On November 15, 2013 IDOT expanded the air mile radius for the delivery of ag inputs to 150 air miles.  See Illinois Register Notice below. 
 
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R Stamp Welders & CT Facilities in Illinois/Iowa

Click on this PDF to view R-Stamp Welders and DOT CT facilities that are certified to weld on anyhdrous ammonia nurse tanks in Illinois and perform testing for the Nurse Tank Inspection Program.
 

Compliance Assessment Tool - by Asmark

Are you meeting your compliance obligations?