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94.64(1)(fm) (fm) "Finished sewage sludge product" means a product consisting in whole or in part of sewage sludge that is distributed to the public and that is disinfected by means of composting, pasteurization, wet air oxidation, heat treatment or other means.
94.64(1)(g) (g) "Grade" means the percentage guarantee of total nitrogen, available phosphorus or available phosphate, and soluble potassium or soluble potash stated in the same order as listed in this paragraph.
94.64(1)(h) (h) "Guaranteed analysis" means the percentage of each plant nutrient guaranteed or claimed to be present.
94.64(1)(i) (i) "Label" means any written, printed or graphic matter on or attached to packaged fertilizer or which is used to identify fertilizer distributed in bulk or held in bulk storage.
94.64(1)(j) (j) "Labeling" means all labels and other written, printed or graphic matter upon or accompanying fertilizer at any time, and includes advertising or sales literature.
94.64(1)(k) (k) "Manufacture" means to process, granulate, compound, produce, mix, blend or alter the composition of fertilizer or fertilizer materials.
94.64(1)(L) (L) "Mixed fertilizer" means a fertilizer containing any combination or mixture of fertilizer materials, or a fertilizer material and any other substance. A fertilizer material that contains impurities incident to the normal manufacturing or processing operations of that fertilizer material is not a mixed fertilizer as a result of the presence of such impurities unless the impurities are claimed as plant nutrients or fertilizer materials.
94.64(1)(Lm) (Lm) "Nonagricultural fertilizer" means any fertilizer distributed for nonfarm use, such as for home gardens, lawns, shrubbery, flowers, golf courses, parks, cemeteries, greenhouses or nurseries or for research or experimental purposes.
94.64(1)(m) (m) "Official sample" means a sample of fertilizer taken by a representative of the department in accordance with methods prescribed by department rules.
94.64(1)(n) (n) "Packaged fertilizer" means any type of fertilizer sold in closed containers.
94.64(1)(o) (o) "Percent" and "percentage" mean the percentage by weight.
94.64(1)(p) (p) "Plant nutrient" means boron, calcium, chlorine, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nitrogen, phosphorus or available phosphate, potassium or potash, sodium, sulfur, zinc or any other chemical element recognized as a plant nutrient by department rule.
94.64(1)(pm) (pm) "Sewage sludge" means the residue material resulting from the treatment of sewage. In this paragraph, "sewage" has the meaning specified in s. 281.01 (13).
94.64(1)(q) (q) "Special-use fertilizer" means fertilizer designed and labeled for use in remedying nutrient deficiencies which are unique to certain crops or certain local areas.
94.64(1)(r) (r) "Ton" means a net ton of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois.
94.64(1)(t) (t) "Unmanipulated animal or vegetable manure" means animal or vegetable manure which has not been treated by mechanical drying, grinding or pelletizing, by adding a substance or by any other means.
94.64(2) (2)Labeling.
94.64(2)(a)(a) Any packaged fertilizer, including packaged custom mixed fertilizer, distributed in this state shall have placed on or affixed to the package a label setting forth in clearly legible and conspicuous form the following information:
94.64(2)(a)1. 1. Name and address of the licensed manufacturer or distributor.
94.64(2)(a)2. 2. Brand or product name.
94.64(2)(a)3. 3. Grade.
94.64(2)(a)4. 4. Guaranteed analysis.
94.64(2)(a)5. 5. Net weight.
94.64(2)(b) (b) Any fertilizer distributed in this state in bulk shall be accompanied by a written or printed invoice or statement to be furnished to purchaser at time of delivery containing in clearly legible and conspicuous form the following information:
94.64(2)(b)1. 1. Name and address of the licensed manufacturer or distributor.
94.64(2)(b)2. 2. Name and address of the purchaser.
94.64(2)(b)3. 3. Date of sale.
94.64(2)(b)4. 4. Brand or product name.
94.64(2)(b)5. 5. Grade.
94.64(2)(b)6. 6. Guaranteed analysis.
94.64(2)(b)7. 7. Net weight.
94.64(2)(c) (c) In lieu of grade and guaranteed analysis, custom mixed fertilizer sold in bulk may be labeled to show the weight and grade of each material in the mixture and total weight of the mixture. Grade shall be indicated if a grade is specified by the purchaser.
94.64(2)(d) (d) All fertilizer in bulk storage shall be identified with a label attached to the storage bin or container giving the name or grade of the product.
94.64(2)(e)1.1. Guaranteed analysis for the primary nutrients of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium shall be expressed on the label in the following order and form: - See PDF for table PDF
94.64(2)(e)2. 2. If elemental guarantees are required by department rule under sub. (9) (a), the guaranteed analysis shall be expressed in terms of percentage of available phosphorus and potassium.
94.64(2)(e)3. 3. Additional plant nutrients, besides nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, claimed to be present in any form or manner shall be guaranteed on the elemental basis. Other beneficial substances or compounds, determinable by laboratory methods, may be guaranteed if approved by the department.
94.64(3) (3)Fertilizer license.
94.64(3)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., no person may manufacture or distribute fertilizer in this state without an annual license from the department. A separate license is required for each business location and each mobile unit at which the person manufactures fertilizer. A license shall expire on August 14 annually and is not transferable between persons or locations.
94.64(3)(a)2. 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., a person who distributes only any of the following is not required to obtain a license under subd. 1.:
94.64(3)(a)2.a. a. Fertilizer materials to manufacturers for further manufacturing.
94.64(3)(a)2.b. b. Packaged fertilizer that is in its original container as packaged and labeled by the manufacturer or distributor.
94.64(3)(a)2.c. c. Bulk fertilizer that the person obtains for resale purposes from a licensed manufacturer or distributor and that is labeled as required under sub. (2) (b) 1., 4., 5. and 6., with label information furnished by the licensed manufacturer or distributor.
94.64(3)(b) (b) An applicant for a license under par. (a) shall submit an application on a form provided by the department. The application shall include information reasonably required by the department for licensing purposes. As part of the application, the applicant shall identify each business location or mobile unit that the applicant uses to manufacture fertilizer in this state. The application shall be accompanied by all applicable fees under sub. (3r).
94.64(3m) (3m)NPK Percentage requirement; exemption permits.
94.64(3m)(a)(a) No person may distribute mixed fertilizer in which the sum of the guarantees for nitrogen, available phosphate and soluble potash totals less than 24% unless:
94.64(3m)(a)1. 1. The mixed fertilizer is exempted from this requirement by department rule; or
94.64(3m)(a)2. 2. The mixed fertilizer is a nonagricultural or special-use fertilizer and the person obtains a permit from the department authorizing its distribution as a nonagricultural or special-use fertilizer.
94.64(3m)(b) (b) An application for a permit under par. (a) 2. shall be on a form prescribed by the department and shall be accompanied by a proposed product label and a nonrefundable fee of $25. The department may require that the applicant substantiate, by scientific evidence:
94.64(3m)(b)1. 1. The efficacy and usefulness of the nonagricultural or special-use fertilizer if applied under conditions existing in this state at the amount and frequency recommended by the applicant.
94.64(3m)(b)2. 2. The truth of any statement made in the proposed product label or in the permit application.
94.64(3m)(c)1.1. If the department finds that the applicant has fulfilled the requirements of par. (b), the department shall issue the permit.
94.64(3m)(c)2. 2. If the department finds that the applicant has failed to meet the requirements of par. (b), the department shall issue a notice of denial of the permit.
94.64(3m)(d) (d) Any person who wishes to change the active ingredient contents or the recommended amount or frequency of application of a nonagricultural or special-use fertilizer for which the person has received a permit under par. (c), shall apply to the department for an amended permit. Paragraphs (b) and (c) apply to the issuance of amended permits.
94.64(3m)(e) (e) No person who has been issued a permit or amended permit under this subsection may:
94.64(3m)(e)1. 1. Transfer the permit or amended permit to another person.
94.64(3m)(e)2. 2. Distribute or promote the distribution of the nonagricultural or special-use fertilizer using any performance, use or efficacy claim which exceeds that allowed by the permit or amended permit or which is inconsistent with the approved product label.
94.64(3m)(f) (f) Issuance of a permit or amended permit under this subsection is neither an endorsement nor a warranty by the department.
94.64(3r) (3r)License fees and surcharges.
94.64(3r)(a)(a) A person applying for a license under sub. (3) shall pay the following annual license fees:
94.64(3r)(a)1. 1. For each business location and each mobile unit that the applicant uses to manufacture fertilizer in this state, $30.
94.64(3r)(a)2. 2. If the applicant distributes, but does not manufacture, fertilizer in this state, $30.
94.64(3r)(b) (b) Beginning with the license year that begins on August 15, 2013, a person applying for a license under sub. (3) shall pay the following agricultural chemical cleanup surcharges, unless the department establishes different surcharges under s. 94.73 (15):
94.64(3r)(b)1. 1. For each business location and each mobile unit that the applicant uses to manufacture fertilizer in this state, other than a business location or mobile unit that is also licensed under s. 94.685 or 94.703, $11.20.
94.64(3r)(b)2. 2. If the applicant distributes, but does not manufacture, fertilizer in this state, $11.20.
94.64(3r)(c) (c) The department shall deposit the license fees collected under par. (a) in the agrichemical management fund. The department shall deposit the surcharges collected under par. (b) in the agricultural chemical cleanup fund.
94.64(4) (4)Tonnage fees and surcharges.
94.64(4)(a)(a) Requirement. Except as provided in par. (b), a person who is required to be licensed under sub. (3) and who sells or distributes fertilizer in this state shall pay to the department the following fees and surcharges on all fertilizer that the person sells or distributes in this state:
94.64(4)(a)1. 1. A basic fee of 30 cents per ton for fertilizer sold or distributed beginning on July 1, 2001, and ending on June 30, 2012, and 23 cents per ton for fertilizer sold or distributed after June 30, 2012, with a minimum fee of $25.
94.64(4)(a)2. 2. A research fee of 17 cents per ton, with a minimum fee of $1.
94.64(4)(a)3. 3. An additional research fee of 10 cents per ton, with a minimum fee of $1.
94.64(4)(a)4. 4. A groundwater fee of 10 cents per ton, with a minimum fee of $1.
94.64(4)(a)5. 5. An agricultural chemical cleanup surcharge of 35 cents per ton on all fertilizer that the person sells or distributes in this state after June 30, 2014, unless the department establishes a different surcharge under s. 94.73 (15).
94.64(4)(a)6. 6. Beginning on October 29, 1999, a weights and measures inspection fee of 2 cents per ton, with a minimum fee of $1.
94.64(4)(b) (b) Exemptions. Paragraph (a) does not apply to any of the following:
94.64(4)(b)1. 1. Fertilizer sold or distributed to a manufacturer for use in the further manufacture or processing of fertilizer.
94.64(4)(b)2. 2. Fertilizer sold or distributed to a person licensed under sub. (3) (a), for resale by that person.
94.64(4)(c) (c) Use of fees and surcharges.
94.64(4)(c)1.1. The department shall deposit the fee under par. (a) 1. in the agrichemical management fund.
94.64(4)(c)2. 2. The department shall credit the fee under par. (a) 2. to the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (7) (h).
94.64(4)(c)3. 3. The department shall credit the fees collected under par. (a) 3. to the appropriation account under s. 20.285 (1) (k) for the University of Wisconsin-Extension outreach services.
94.64(4)(c)4. 4. The department shall deposit the fee under par. (a) 4. in the environmental fund for environmental management.
94.64(4)(c)5. 5. The department shall deposit the surcharge under par. (a) 5. in the agricultural chemical cleanup fund.
94.64(4)(c)6. 6. The department shall credit the fee under par. (a) 6. to the appropriation account under s. 20.115 (1) (j).
94.64(5) (5)Tonnage report and fee payment.
94.64(5)(a)(a) Requirement. A person who is required to pay fees or surcharges under sub. (4) shall do all of the following by August 14 annually:
94.64(5)(a)1. 1. File with the department a report that states the number of tons of each grade of fertilizer sold or distributed in this state during the 12 months ending on June 30 of that year on which the person is required to pay those fees or surcharges.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)