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ATCP 40.12 Note Madison, WI 53708-8911.
ATCP 40.12(4) (4)Special agricultural use permit. The department may issue a special agricultural use permit if the department finds, based on a review under subch. IV, that the application is complete and the fertilizer is designed and labeled as a special agricultural-use fertilizer.
ATCP 40.12(5) (5)Nonagricultural use permit. The department may issue a nonagricultural use permit if the department finds, based on a review under subch. IV, that the application is complete and the fertilizer is designed and labeled only as a nonagricultural-use fertilizer.
ATCP 40.12(6) (6)Implied warranty. A person who distributes a fertilizer product pursuant to a permit under this section implicitly warrants that the product is effective for all of the purposes recommended in the product labeling, when applied under Wisconsin conditions according to the product label. This warranty does not limit any other express or implied warranty that may apply under Wisconsin law. The department does not warrant the efficacy or usefulness of any fertilizer, or the truth of any labeling statement.
ATCP 40.12(7) (7)Permit not transferable. A permit under this section covers only one fertilizer product. A permit is not transferable between persons or products.
ATCP 40.12(8) (8)Fertilizer-additive combinations. A permit under this section does not authorize a person to distribute a fertilizer-additive combination in this state unless the person also holds a license under s. ATCP 40.20 and a permit, if required, under s. ATCP 40.28.
ATCP 40.12(9) (9)Primary nutrient guarantees. A permit under this section may authorize a minimum guarantee of less than 1.0% for any primary plant nutrient if all of the following apply:
ATCP 40.12(9)(a) (a) The primary plant nutrient guarantee is at least 0.1%.
ATCP 40.12(9)(b) (b) The total of all primary plant nutrients in the product is less than 10%.
ATCP 40.12(10) (10)Action on permit application. The department shall act on a permit application according to subch. IV.
ATCP 40.12 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
ATCP 40.14 ATCP 40.14 Fertilizer content deficiencies.
ATCP 40.14(1) (1)Primary nutrients. A fertilizer is mislabeled if any of the following apply, based on a sample collected and tested according to s. ATCP 40.16:
ATCP 40.14(1)(a) (a) The fertilizer contains less than 90% of the label guarantee amount for any primary nutrient.
ATCP 40.14(1)(b) (b) The actual percentage amount of any primary nutrient falls at least 2 percentage points short of the percentage amount stated on the label.
ATCP 40.14 Note Note: For example, if the label states that the fertilizer contains 30% N, but testing shows that the fertilizer contains only 27.5% N, the fertilizer is mislabeled.
ATCP 40.14(1)(c) (c) The economic value of primary nutrients actually present is less than 98% of the economic value of the amounts guaranteed, where economic value is calculated according to sub. (3).
ATCP 40.14(2) (2)Secondary and micronutrients. A fertilizer is mislabeled if, based on a sample collected and tested according to s. ATCP 40.16, the actual amount of any secondary nutrient, micronutrient or enhancing element listed in a guaranteed analysis falls short of the label guarantee by an amount that exceeds the allowable deficiency shown in Table 1.
TABLE 1 - See PDF for table PDF
ATCP 40.14(3) (3)Economic value. Economic value, for purposes of sub. (1) (c), equals {[total nitrogen (N) guarantee] x 2} + {[available phosphate (P2O5) guarantee] x 2} + {soluble potash (K2O) guarantee}.
ATCP 40.14 Note Note: The multipliers in sub. (3) are based on approximate relative average wholesale prices for primary plant nutrients in Wisconsin. The department will conduct periodic wholesale price surveys and will adjust the multipliers, as the department deems necessary, by rule.
ATCP 40.14(4) (4)Custom mixed fertilizer. Label guarantees for a custom mixed fertilizer shall be calculated from the custom mix formulation.
ATCP 40.14 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
ATCP 40.16 ATCP 40.16 Fertilizer sampling and analysis.
ATCP 40.16(1)(1)Sampling methods. The department may collect official fertilizer samples to determine compliance with plant nutrient guarantees. The department shall collect official samples using applicable methods from the Inspectors Manual of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, 6th edition (1999).
ATCP 40.16 Note Note: The Inspectors Manual of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, 6th edition (1999) is on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies are available from the treasurer of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, Inc., North Carolina Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 33508, Raleigh, NC 33636-3508, or online at http://www.aapfco.org.
ATCP 40.16(2) (2)Test methods. The department may test official fertilizer samples to determine compliance with nutrient guarantees. The department shall test official samples using applicable methods from the "Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International," volume I, 17th edition as updated by the 2nd revision (2003).
ATCP 40.16 Note Note: The "Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International," volume I, 17th edition as updated by the 2nd revision (2003) is on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies are available from AOAC International at 481 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2417.
ATCP 40.16 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
ATCP 40.18 ATCP 40.18 Fertilizer; toxic substances.
ATCP 40.18(1) (1) No fertilizer may contain any substance that is toxic or injurious to plants, animals or humans when the fertilizer is handled or applied under reasonably foreseeable use conditions unless the substance and hazard are disclosed on the fertilizer label.
ATCP 40.18 Note Note: See s. ATCP 40.08.
ATCP 40.18(2) (2) No fertilizer may contain a metal in a concentration that exceeds the maximum allowable concentration specified for that metal in the statement of uniform interpretation and policy No. 25, contained in the Official Publication of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, No. 57 (2004).
ATCP 40.18 Note Note: Statement of uniform interpretation and policy 25, from the Official Publication of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, No. 57 (2004), is on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies may be obtained from the treasurer of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, Inc., North Carolina Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 33508, Raleigh, NC 33636-3508, or online at http://www.aapfco.org.
ATCP 40.18 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
subch. III of ch. ATCP 40 Subchapter III — Soil or Plant Additives
ATCP 40.20 ATCP 40.20 Soil or plant additives; license.
ATCP 40.20(1)(1)Annual license required. Except as provided in sub. (2), no person may manufacture or distribute a soil or plant additive in this state without an annual license from the department. A license is not transferable between persons. A license expires on March 31 of each year.
ATCP 40.20 Note Note: Since a license is not transferable between persons, a license holder must apply for a new license if it changes its legal identity.
ATCP 40.20(2) (2)Exemption. The license requirement under sub. (1) does not apply to a person who merely distributes a soil or plant additive packaged and labeled by a license holder who also holds any permit required under s. ATCP 40.28 (1), provided the person makes no additional content or performance claims for the product.
ATCP 40.20(3) (3)License application. A person shall apply for an annual license under sub. (1) on a form provided by the department. An application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 40.20(3)(a) (a) The applicant's correct legal name, and any trade name under which the applicant does business.
ATCP 40.20(3)(b) (b) The applicant's social security number if the applicant is an individual. If the applicant is a partnership, the application shall include the social security number of each individual partner.
ATCP 40.20 Note Note: A social security number is required under s. 93.135 (1) (d), Stats.
ATCP 40.20(3)(c) (c) Each address from which the applicant proposes to do business in this state.
ATCP 40.20(3)(d) (d) Each address at which the applicant proposes to manufacture a soil or plant additive in this state. A license holder shall notify the department in writing before manufacturing a soil or plant additive at any other address.
ATCP 40.20(3)(e) (e) The fees required under sub. (4).
ATCP 40.20(3)(f) (f) A current list of soil or plant additives for which the applicant requires permits under s. ATCP 40.28 (1), and the current label for each of those products.
ATCP 40.20 Note Note: A license under sub. (1) does not authorize the license holder to manufacture or distribute a soil or plant additive for which a permit is required under s. ATCP 40.28 unless the license holder holds that permit.
ATCP 40.20(3)(g) (g) Other relevant information required by the department.
ATCP 40.20(4) (4)License fees. A person applying for an annual soil or plant additive license shall pay the following fees and surcharges:
ATCP 40.20(4)(a) (a) A license fee of $25.
ATCP 40.20(4)(b) (b) A late renewal fee of $5 if the applicant fails to apply for a renewal license before the prior year's license expires.
ATCP 40.20 Note Note: See s. 93.21, Stats.
ATCP 40.20(5) (5)Action on license application.
ATCP 40.20(5)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (d), the department shall grant or deny a license application under sub. (3) within 45 working days after the department receives a complete application.
ATCP 40.20(5)(b) (b) The department may place conditions on a license. If the department denies a license application or issues a license with conditions, the department shall give the applicant written notice of the reasons.
ATCP 40.20(5)(c) (c) A license holder may not distribute a soil or plant additive for which a permit is required under s. ATCP 40.28 (1) unless the license holder also holds that permit.
ATCP 40.20(5)(d) (d) If a license applicant does not manufacture soil or plant additives in Wisconsin, but seeks a license only to distribute a soil or plant additive for which a permit is required under s. ATCP 40.28 (1), the department may grant or deny the license application when it grants or denies the permit application.
ATCP 40.20 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
ATCP 40.22 ATCP 40.22 Soil or plant additives; tonnage reports and fees.
ATCP 40.22(1)(1)Annual tonnage report and fee payment. By March 31 of each year, a person required to hold a license under s. ATCP 40.20 shall do all of the following:
ATCP 40.22(1)(a) (a) Report to the department the number of tons of each soil or plant additive the person distributed in this state in the preceding calendar year. The person shall file the report in writing, on a form provided by the department.
ATCP 40.22(1)(b) (b) Pay fees and surcharges under sub. (2). The person shall include the payment with the tonnage report under par. (a).
ATCP 40.22(2) (2)Fee amounts. A person shall pay the following fees and surcharges on tonnage reported under sub. (1) (a):
ATCP 40.22(2)(a) (a) A basic fee of 25 cents per ton, or $25, whichever is greater.
ATCP 40.22(2)(b) (b) A research fee of 10 cents per ton, or $1, whichever is greater.
ATCP 40.22(2)(c) (c) A groundwater fee of 10 cents per ton, or $1, whichever is greater.
ATCP 40.22(3) (3)Combinations and fillers. A person shall include all of the following in the tonnage reported under sub. (1) (a):
ATCP 40.22(3)(a) (a) Combination products that contain a soil or plant additive, if any.
ATCP 40.22(3)(b) (b) All fillers, carriers and fluids included with a soil or plant additive at the time of distribution.
ATCP 40.22(4) (4)Penalties for late filing. A person who fails to comply with sub. (1) by March 31 shall pay an additional fee of 10 percent of the tonnage fees due, but not less than $10.
ATCP 40.22 Note Note: The department may also suspend a license or permit for nonpayment of fees.
ATCP 40.22 History History: CR 04-140: cr. Register September 2005 No. 597, eff. 10-1-05.
ATCP 40.24 ATCP 40.24 Soil or plant additives; labeling.
ATCP 40.24(1)(1)General. A soil or plant additive shall be clearly and conspicuously labeled with all of the following:
ATCP 40.24(1)(a) (a) The name and address of the manufacturer or distributor who is licensed under s. ATCP 40.20 and who also holds a permit for that product under s. ATCP 40.28 (1) if a permit is required.
ATCP 40.24(1)(b) (b) The product name of the soil or plant additive.
ATCP 40.24(1)(c) (c) The net weight or the liquid measure and density of the package or bulk delivery to which the label applies.
ATCP 40.24(1)(d) (d) The purposes for which the soil or plant additive is recommended and effective. This paragraph does not apply to a product that is distributed solely for organic crop production and qualifies for exemption under s. ATCP 40.28 (1) (b).
ATCP 40.24(1)(e) (e) Complete use directions to ensure that the product is effective for the purposes recommended in par. (d). Use directions shall identify recommended application sites, methods, rates and frequencies. If effectiveness depends on use with other products, the label shall clearly disclose that fact.
ATCP 40.24(1)(f) (f) A guaranteed analysis that complies with s. ATCP 40.26.
ATCP 40.24(1)(g) (g) Any other information required under this chapter.
ATCP 40.24(2) (2)Combination products.
ATCP 40.24(2)(a)(a) Fertilizer-additive combinations shall be labeled according to this section and s. ATCP 40.08.
ATCP 40.24(2)(b) (b) Pesticide-additive combinations shall be labeled according to this section and s. ATCP 29.06.
ATCP 40.24(2)(c) (c) Products combining a soil or plant additive with seed shall be labeled according to this section and ch. ATCP 20.
ATCP 40.24(2)(d) (d) Products combining a soil or plant additive with liming material shall be labeled according to this section and ch. ATCP 41.
ATCP 40.24(3) (3)Hazard caution statement.
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