Photo shows field erected and manufactured fertilizer tanks located in an outdoor fertilizer containment dike.

A Bulk Pesticide/Fertilizer Storage Permit is required before you begin constructing a new bulk storage facility whether on existing or new property, or when you substantially modify an existing permitted bulk storage facility. In addition, you may also be required to obtain a fertilizer or pesticide dealer’s license if you distribute/sell/store retail or wholesale pesticides or fertilizers.

Fertilizer/pesticides are considered liquid bulk if contained in a 56 gallon container size and greater.

“Liquid Commercial Fertilizer” means either mixed fertilizer or fertilizer materials distributed in a fluid non-packaged form, also referred to as Liquid Bulk Fertilizer. (Minnesota Rules 1510.0371,  Subp. 7).

 “Dry Commercial Fertilizer” means either mixed fertilizer or fertilizer materials distributed in a non-fluid non-packaged form, also referred to as Dry Bulk Fertilizer. (Minnesota Rules1510.0401, Subp. 3).

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has developed fact sheets to provide guidance on bulk and minibulk pesticide storage,liquid bulk fertilizer storage.  Please locate those fact sheets at the bottom of this page. 


Permitting

A new bulk agrichemical storage permit is required when a new bulk agrichemical storage facility  is constructed or when an existing bulk agrichemical storage facility is substantially altered, the substantial alteration permit application is required.


Fact Sheets

Concrete Containment - Crack Repair and Maintenance Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fertilizer Precipitation Management Fact Sheet (PDF)