Kelly Registration Systems Builds Software for Inspections/Investigations of Anhydrous Ammonia for North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Kelly Registration Systems will provide a solution to automate North Dakota's regulatory work in the inspection of anhydrous ammonia storage tanks and facilities.

Covington, GA, December 08, 2011 --( Kelly Registration Systems (KRS) announced recently that they expanded their agreement with North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) to automate the state’s regulatory work in the inspection of anhydrous ammonia storage tanks and facilities.

The Kelly State Inspection and Investigation System (KSIIS) will be modified to meet specific state requirements for investigation and enforcement. The application will include such features as identifying inspection reports for an unlimited number of tanks at a specific location or under a specific licensee, printing all licensees and past inspection dates, using UPCs and product names to conduct business inspections, printing stop-sales notices and producing administrative reports related to inspection activities and statistics, as required by the state.

According to NDDA, anhydrous ammonia is used more than any other nitrogen fertilizer source in the state’s agriculture. Due to the risks involved with anhydrous ammonia, the state regulates procedures for handling and application as well as bulk storage.

In addition to the KSIIS software application and hosting, KRS will provide training and technical support services to department employees. This contract is an extension of the current KRS applications for the state, which allow them to manage multiple licenses and registrations including their feed, fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia licensing and renewals.

"This application offers North Dakota greater flexibility in the way it handles its inspections and investigations, moving much of the work offline, into the field,” says KRS CTO, Stuart Edmondson. “Additionally, since our product is fully hosted, we can support the technology efforts of the department, eliminating its need for extra staff and resources."

The KSIIS contract will add the anhydrous ammonia program of the NDDA to the growing list of state department programs and divisions that are looking to electronic solutions with increased automation to support their regulatory work.

"We are pleased to assist these government agencies in their strategies to build effective, flexible systems, increasing efficiency within state departments," said Edmondson.

Kelly Products, Inc.
Laura Rotroff