2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 4:9-21.2 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 4:9-21.2 (2017)

4:9-21.2. Definitions

2. As used in this act:

(a) "Agricultural liming materials" means all suitable materials containing calcium or magnesium in chemical form, physical condition and quantity capable of neutralizing soil acidity, which shall include, but need not be limited to, limestone, burnt lime, marl, and industrial by-product.

(b) "Limestone" means a material consisting primarily of calcium carbonate or a combination of calcium carbonate with magnesium carbonate capable of neutralizing soil acidity.

(c) "Burnt lime" means a material, made from limestone, which consists primarily of calcium oxide or a combination of calcium oxide with magnesium oxide.

(d) "Hydrated lime" means a material, made from burnt lime, which consists of calcium hydroxide or a combination of calcium hydroxide with magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide.

(e) "Brand" means the term, designation, trademark, product name or other specific designation under which a single agricultural liming material is offered for sale.

(f) "Fineness" means the percentage by weight of the material, which will pass through sieves of specified sizes. The fineness shall be measured in reference to 20 mesh, 60 mesh and 100 mesh sieves of United States Standard designation.

(g) "Physical classification" means the fineness of the agricultural liming material as it relates to its particle size.

(h) "Ton" means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois.

(i) "Percent" or "percentage" means by weight.

(j) "Bulk" means in nonpackaged form.

(k) "Label" means any written or printed matter on or attached to the package or on the delivery ticket which accompanies bulk shipments.

(l) "Person" means individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation.

(m) "State board" means the State Board of Agriculture of New Jersey.

(n) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture of New Jersey.

(o) "Marl" means a granular or loosely consolidated earthy material composed primarily of sea shell fragments and calcium carbonate.

(p) "Industrial by-product" means any industrial waste or by-product containing calcium or calcium and magnesium in forms that will neutralize soil acidity.

(q) "Calcium carbonate equivalent" or "CCE" means the acid neutralizing capacity of an agricultural liming material expressed as the percentage by weight of the liming material consisting of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate, taking into account the relative molecular weights of the two compounds.

(r) "Weight" means the weight of undried material as offered for sale.

(s) "Mesh permeability factor evaluation test" or "MPFET" means the assignment of values to a single agricultural liming material product, in order to rank and label relative particle size, in the following manner:

Percentage by weight of the product that passes through:

20-60 mesh sieve x .4 = A

60-100 mesh sieve x .8 = B

100 mesh sieve or finer x 1.0 = C.

(t) "Mesh permeability factor" or "MPF" means the value assigned to a single agricultural liming material product based upon relative particle size, obtained from the MPFET conducted pursuant to subsection (s) of this section and obtained in the following manner:

MPF = A + B + C.

(u) "Effective neutralizing value" or "ENV" means the value of the neutralizing capability of a single agricultural liming material product which takes into account relative particle sizes and the percentage by weight of the calcium carbonate equivalent obtained by the following formula:


(v) "Single agricultural liming material" means a constituent of agricultural liming materials.

(w) "State Chemist" means the person appointed pursuant to R.S.4:1-42.

L.1968,c.392,s.2; amended 1995,c.390,s.1.

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