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The Florida Statutes

The 2008 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
Chapter 576
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Section 576.021, Florida Statutes 2008

576.021  Registration and licensing.--

(1)  A person whose name appears upon a label and who guarantees a fertilizer may not distribute that fertilizer to a nonlicensee until a license to distribute has been obtained by that person from the department upon payment of a $100 fee. All licenses shall expire on June 30 each year. An application for license shall include the following information:

(a)  The name and address of the applicant.

(b)  The name and address of the distribution point. The name and address shown on the license shall be shown on all labels, pertinent invoices, and storage facilities for fertilizer distributed by the licensee in this state.

(2)(a)  A person may not distribute a specialty fertilizer in this state until it is registered with the department by the licensee whose name appears on the label. An application for registration of each grade of specialty fertilizer shall be made on a form furnished by the department and shall be accompanied by an annual fee of $100 each for the first five registrations for each grade of each brand. If more than five grades of specialty fertilizer are to be registered by a licensee, the registration fee for the sixth grade registered and for each subsequent grade registered shall be $25 for each grade of each brand. All specialty fertilizer registrations expire June 30 each year. All licensing and registration fees paid to the department under this section shall be deposited into the State Treasury to be placed in the General Inspection Trust Fund to be used for the sole purpose of funding the fertilizer inspection program.

(b)  Labels for each brand and product grade shall accompany the application and shall include the following information:

1.  The brand and grade.

2.  The guaranteed analysis.

3.  The name and address of the licensee.

4.  The net weight.

5.  The sources from which the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium are derived.

6.  The sources of secondary plant nutrients and micro plant nutrients if guaranteed, claimed, or advertised.

History.--s. 1, ch. 65-348; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 2, ch. 76-35; s. 2, ch. 87-170; ss. 2, 19, ch. 92-143; ss. 2, 11, ch. 97-6.

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