DOAG: Agricultural Liming Materials Registration

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Agricultural Liming Materials Registration
 

  Agricultural Liming Materials Application Form  

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Sec. 22-111nn. Registration. (a) No person may distribute an agricultural liming material unless it has been registered with the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this section. An application for registration shall be submitted annually to the commissioner on the form furnished or approved by the commissioner. Upon approval of the application by the commissioner, a copy of the registration shall be furnished to the applicant. Such registration shall expire on June thirtieth of the following year. Each distributor shall submit to the commissioner a copy of labels and any advertising literature for each agricultural liming material with the registration application.

(b) A distributor shall not be required to register any brand of agricultural liming
material already registered under this section by another person, provided the label
does not differ in any respect.

Sec. 22-111oo. Labeling. Posting of information. (a) The following information shall appear on the face or display side of any package or container of any agricultural liming material, in a conspicuous manner, on a plainly printed, stamped or otherwise marked label, tag or statement or, in the case of bulk sales, a delivery slip: (1) The name and principal office address of the manufacturer or distributor; (2) the brand of the material; (3) the type of the agricultural liming material; (4) the net weight of the agricultural liming material; (5) the minimum percentage of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide or calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate; (6) the calcium carbonate equivalent as determined by methods prescribed by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists International; and (7) the minimum percentage of such material that will pass through U.S. Standard sieves as prescribed by regulations adopted by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes.

(b) No information or statement may appear on any package, label, delivery slip or advertising matter that is false or misleading to the purchaser as to the quality, analysis type or composition of agricultural liming material.

(c) In the case of any material that has been adulterated subsequent to packaging, labeling or loading and before delivery to the consumer, a plainly marked notice to that effect shall be affixed by the vendor to the package or delivery slip to identify the kind and degree of such adulteration.

(d) At any site from which agricultural liming materials are delivered in bulk and at any site where consumer orders for bulk deliveries are placed, there shall be conspicuously posted a copy of the statement required by this section for each brand of material.

Sec. 22-111pp. Tonnage statements. Not later than thirty days following the expiration of registration under section 22-111nn, each registrant shall submit on a form furnished or approved by the commissioner an annual statement setting forth, by county, the number of tons of each agricultural liming material sold for use in the state during the previous twelve-month period.

For further information, please contact:

Wayne Nelson
Agricultural Commodities Program Director
CT Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Inspection & Regulation
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 702
Hartford, CT 06103

phone ~ (860) 713-2513
fax ~ (860) 713-2515
email ~ Wayne.Nelson@ct.gov