15.03.05.08

.08 Agreement with Other States.

A. When milk is transferred from farm milk tanks located in Maryland to any mobile receiving station for transportation directly to purchasers located in other states, sampling and testing procedures required by the state in which the purchaser is located, may be used as a basis for payment to the Maryland producer if the out-of-state weighing, measuring, sampling, and testing procedures are substantially equivalent to the procedures required by the Secretary and if prior permission is obtained from the Secretary.

B. Permission to use out-of-state weighing, measuring, sampling, and testing procedures as a basis of payment to Maryland producers will be denied where the procedures are not substantially equivalent to the procedures required by the Secretary.

C. A request for this permission should be made, in writing, to the Secretary giving the names and addresses of Maryland producers who will be operating under the arrangement and, in addition, the name and the address of the purchaser.

D. Even when this permission is granted, the licensing and permit regulations for mobile receiving station operators and mobile receiving stations obtaining milk from farm milk tanks located in Maryland shall remain in effect with respect to any such arrangement. Any milk delivered to milk plants or stationary receiving stations located in Maryland from producers involved in any such arrangement is subject to Maryland regulations.