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15.18.03.00.htm 15.18.03.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 18 STATE CHEMIST Chapter 03 Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner Authority: Agriculture Article, §6-203, Annotated Code of Maryland; Chs. 484 and 485, §8, Acts of 2011
15.18.03.01.htm 15.18.03.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Agricultural land" means land used for the production of crops or for raising livestock.. 2) "Brand" means the term, design, trademark, or other specific designation under which a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner is distributed in the State.3) Commercial Fertilizer.. a) "Commercial fertilizer" means any substance containing a recognized plant nutrient used for its p
15.18.03.02.htm 15.18.03.02. 02 Registration.. A. Registration.. 1) Except as provided by this chapter, a person shall register with the Department each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner before it is distributed in this State. A person who registers any product that is distributed as a combination product shall comply with the applicable regulatory requirements in this chapter for each product contained in the combination product. Examples of combination products regulated by the Sec
15.18.03.03.htm 15.18.03.03. 03 Label.. A. Commercial Fertilizer Label. Each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer, except a custom-mix fertilizer, distributed in the State shall be accompanied by a conspicuous and legible label, or by a printed statement if the fertilizer is distributed in bulk, having the following information:1) Net weight;. 2) Brand and grade under which the commercial fertilizer is distributed;. 3) Guaranteed analysis showing the minimum percentage of every plant nutrie
15.18.03.04.htm 15.18.03.04. 04 Proof of Claim.. A. The Department may require a registrant to prove any claim made about any fertilizer or soil conditioner.B. Any research supporting a claim by a registrant shall be done by a commonly recognized institution or organization approved by the Department.
15.18.03.05.htm 15.18.03.05. 05 Record-Keeping Requirements of Registrant.. A. A registrant shall keep complete records on the distribution of each lot of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner, and shall make these records available to the Department upon request.B. A registrant shall keep records for 2 years after a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner lot is distributed.C. A registrant's records shall have the following information:. 1) Source of the commercial fertilizer or soil con
15.18.03.06.htm 15.18.03.06. 06 Tonnage and Sales Information Reporting.. A. Statement Required.. 1) The registrant of each commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner shall submit to the Department:. a) A semiannual statement of the tonnage of each grade of commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner distributed in the State; andb) An inspection fee of 25 cents for each ton distributed, except a fertilizer or soil conditioner product distributed in a package of 10 pounds or less.2) This statement and ins
15.18.03.07.htm 15.18.03.07. 07 Inspection of Commercial Fertilizer or Soil Conditioner.. A. The Secretary may sample without charge any commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner to determine if it complies with the requirements of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A sample of not less than 1 pound of a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner shall be taken by the Secretary from containers, as follows:
15.18.03.08.htm 15.18.03.08. 08 Nutrient Deficiency or Excess.. A. A fertilizer is deficient in, or contains an excess of, one or more of its guaranteed nutrients if it contains less than, or more than, the allowances established in §B of this regulation, and is subject to a penalty as provided in Regulation .09 of this chapter.B. Tolerance Table.. 1) A commercial fertilizer's primary nutrients are out of tolerance if the analysis of any fertilizer nutrient exceeds or falls below the guarantee by
15.18.03.09.htm 15.18.03.09. 09 Fertilizer Penalty Policy.. A. The penalties in B-D of this regulation apply to a manufacturer or registrant for any deficiency or excess of a nutrient that the manufacturer or registrant is required to or may guarantee.B. Primary Plant Nutrient.. 1) Violation. A manufacturer or registrant violates this chapter by distributing any commercial fertilizer that does not fall within the range of tolerances for a primary plant nutrient provided by the Tolerance Table in Regu
15.18.03.10.htm 15.18.03.10. 10 Stop-Sale Order.. A. Stop-Sale Order.. 1) A written stop-sale order may be issued by the Secretary for any commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner lot that the Secretary finds is in violation of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland, or this chapter, or has been found by federal or State authorities to cause unreasonable adverse effects to humans, animals, plants, or the environment.2) A commercial fertilize
15.18.03.11.htm 15.18.03.11. 11 Refusal or Revocation of Registration.. A. The Secretary may refuse to register or may revoke any registration for a commercial fertilizer or soil conditioner that does not comply with the requirements of this chapter or with the requirements of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law, Agriculture Article, 6-201-6-221, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A person whose registration is refused or revoked, or who is subject to any penalty provided by this chapter, shall be giv
15.18.03.9999.htm 15.18.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 1, 1994 (21:15 Md. R. 1307). Regulation .06D adopted effective July 21, 2014 (41:14 Md. R. 799).
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