1512.0015 Definitions

Published: 2015

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1512.0015 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


The definitions in this part apply to parts 1512.0010 to 1512.0085.

Subp. 2.


"Certification" means written acknowledgment by the department of the laboratory's demonstrated capability to perform soil testing procedures within required limits and in compliance with parts 1512.0010 to 1512.0085.

Subp. 3.

Check sample.

"Check sample" means a processed and prepared soil sample provided by the department to laboratories for performance evaluation.

Subp. 4.


"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.

Subp. 5.

Enrollment period.

"Enrollment period" means a period in which laboratories not previously certified or laboratories seeking initial certification after revocation may submit an initial certification application and fees of application and certification.

Subp. 6.

Initial fee.

"Initial fee" means the sum of the application fee and the annual certification fee provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 18C.141. This fee applies to laboratories requesting certification for the first time and to laboratories seeking certification after revocation.

Subp. 7.


"Lapsed" means that fees have not been paid or application submitted to the department in accordance to the deadline, creating a condition for revocation of certification.

Subp. 8.


"Method" means the type of analysis for a given soil analysis.

Subp. 9.


"Procedure" means a series of specific analytical steps for a given soil analysis method.

Subp. 10.


"Revoked" means that the department has canceled certification status because of unacceptable check sample performance or violation of law or rule.

Subp. 11.

Soil analysis or soil test.

"Soil analysis" or "soil test" means a physical or chemical analysis offered by the soil analysis industry.

Subp. 12.

Soil analysis and fertility recommendation form.

"Soil analysis and fertility recommendation form" means a soil analysis and fertility recommendation report consisting of one or more pages.