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Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement

Program Information

SDDA Compliance and Enforcement programs ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations through the following activities:

Apiary

  1. Inspection – Conducts permit, recordkeeping, sampling and pest and disease inspections to ensure complaince with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged apiary law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses fines and penalties against violators.
  3. Permitting/Certification/Registration – Issues permits, certificates and registrations to move, place and import bees and colonies to ensure freedom from pests and compliance with state and federal law.

Apiary Investigations

2001 – 2005 Bee Kill Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Bee Kill Investigations by County
2010 – 2011 No Bee Kill Investigations

Feed and Animal Remedy

  1. Inspection – Conduct labeling, sampling, analysis, storage, distribution, registration, manufacturing, production, preparation, packaging and recordkeeping inspections to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged feed and animal remedy law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses penalties against violators.
  3. Licensing/Registration – Licenses commercial feed manufacturers and guarantors to insure compliance with state and federal law. Registers animal remedy products to insure compliance with state and federal law.

Feed Investigations

2009 No Feed Investigations
2010 Feed Investigations by County
2011 Feed Investigations by County

Fertilizer and Soil Amendment

  1. Inspection – Conduct fertilizer and soil amendment guaranteed analysis sampling, proof of claims, labeling, storage, production, distribution and recordkeeping inspections to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged agricultural fertilizer and soil amendment law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses fines and penalties against violators.
  3. Licensing / Registration – Licenses fertilizer producers, dealers and distributors and issues storage permits to ensure compliance with state and federal laws. Registers soil amendment products to insure compliance with state and federal law.

Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Investigations

2001 – 2005 Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Investigations by County
2006 – 2010 Anhydrous Ammonia Leak Investigations by County

Fertilizer Spill Investigations

2001 – 2005 Fertilizer Spill Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Fertilizer Spill Investigations by County
2010 Fertilizer Spill Investigations by County

Liquid Leak Detection

2010 No Liquid Leak Detection Investigations
2011 Liquid Leak Detection Investigations by County

Nursery

  1. Inspection – Conducts nursery stock, decorative plants, annual plants, sod or related plant products sampling, recordkeeping, health, labeling, production and distribution inspections to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged nursery stock law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses penalties against violators.
  3. Certificates – Issues certificates of inspection to sell, offer for sale, ship, distribute or transport nursery stock to ensure freedom from pests and compliance with state and federal law.

Pesticide and Pesticide Product Registration

  1. Inspection – Conducts sampling, labeling, use, worker safety and recordkeeping inspections to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged agricultural pesticide law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses fines and penalties against violators.
  3. Licensing/Certification/Registration – Licenses, certifies, tests and trains agricultural pesticide applicators to ensure competency. Registers pesticide products to ensure compliance with state and federal law.

Pesticide Drift Investigations

2001 – 2002 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County
2003 – 2004 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County
2005 – 2006 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County
2007 – 2008 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County
2009 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County
2010 Pesticide Drift Investigations by County

Pesticide Misapplication Investigations

2001 – 2005 Pesticide Misapplication Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Pesticide Misapplication Investigations by County
2010 Pesticide Misapplication Investigations by County

Pesticide Spill Investigations

2001 – 2005 Pesticide Spill Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Pesticide Spill Investigations by County
2010 Pesticide Spill Investigations by County

Prairie Dog Bait Investigations

2001 – 2005 Prairie Dog Bait Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Prairie Dog Bait Investigations by County
2010 Prairie Dog Bait Investigations by County

Unlicensed Pesticide Applicator Investigations

2001 – 2005 Unlicensed Pesticide Applicator Investigations by County
2006 – 2010 Unlicensed Pesticide Applicator Investigations by County

Seed

  1. Inspection – Conducts tolerance sampling, variety testing, labeling and recordkeeping inspections to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.
  2. Enforcement – Conducts investigations of alleged seed law violations on its own initiative or in response to a complaint from the public and assesses penalties against violators.
  3. Permitting – Issues permits to sell, distribute, advertise, solicit orders for, offers for sale, expose for sale or transporting seed to ensure compliance with state and federal law.

Seed Investigations

2001 – 2005 Seed Violation Investigations by County
2006 – 2009 Seed Violation Investigations by County
2010 Seed Violation Investigations by County
2011 No Seed Violation Investigations

Seed Ad Investigations

2011 Seed Ad Violation Investigations by County

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