2010 Tennessee Code
Title 43 - Agriculture And Horticulture
Chapter 11 - Fertilizers and Liming Materials
Part 1 - Commercial Fertilizers
43-11-104 - Registration.

43-11-104. Registration.

(a)  Each brand and grade of commercial fertilizer shall be registered before being distributed in this state. The application for registration shall be submitted to the commissioner on forms furnished by the commissioner. All brands sold in packages of twenty-five pounds (25 lbs.) or less shall be registered at a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) each. Upon approval by the commissioner, a copy of the registration shall be furnished to the applicant. All registrations expire on June 30 of each year. The application shall include the following information:

     (1)  The net weight;

     (2)  The brand and grade;

     (3)  The guaranteed analysis;

     (4)  The name and address of the registrant; and

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

(b)  A distributor shall not be required to register any brand of commercial fertilizer that is already registered under this part by another person.

(c)  A distributor shall not be required to register a commercial fertilizer formulated according to specifications that are furnished by a consumer prior to mixing, but shall be required to label such fertilizer as provided in § 43-11-105(c).

(d)  For all specialty fertilizers, soil amendments and soil conditioners, the registrant shall submit to the commissioner two (2) labels or copies of each label of each brand and grade, together with the registration application. For all specialty fertilizers, soil amendments and soil conditioners, the registrant shall submit a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per brand and grade regardless of package size.

(e)  Nothing in this section shall prohibit the commissioner or the commissioner's agent from denying registration pending the submission of all requested information and the completion of any required changes necessary for any fertilizer to be in full compliance with this chapter.

[Acts 1969, ch. 102, § 4; T.C.A., § 43-1124; Acts 1988, ch. 544, § 3.]  

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