St. Pete Fertilizer Ordinance Requires BMP Certification

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All site supervisors and managers of professional lawn care companies, as well as government and institutional landscape supervisors must obtain the Best Management Practices (BMP) certificate by March 19, 2010.
Employees of lawn care companies who are not site supervisors or managers shall also be trained in BMPs within ninety (90) days of employment. This training may be provided by a BMP-certified site supervisor or manager employed by the company.
You will need to have a Best Management Practices (BMP) certificate in order to get your local business tax certificate.
For a copy of ordinance prohibiting sale of fertilizer during blackout period: http://www.stpete.org/stormwaterops/docs/St_Petersburg_fertilizer_ordinance921_G1.pdf