AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
SOIL AND PLANT AMENDMENTS
22-2205. Products — Registration required. (1) Each separately identifiable soil amendment or plant amendment product shall be registered before being distributed in this state. The application for registration shall be submitted to the department on a form furnished by the department and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of ninety dollars ($90.00) per product and a label of each product, unless a current label is on file at the department. Companies planning to mix customer-formula soil amendments or plant amendments shall include the statement "customer-formula mixes" under the "products" column on the registration application form. Upon approval by the department, a certificate of registration shall be furnished to the applicant.
(2) In determining whether a label statement of an ingredient is appropriate, the department may require the submission of a written statement describing the method of laboratory analysis used, the source of all ingredient material, and any reference material relied on to support the label statement or guarantee of the ingredients.
(3) Upon receipt of a complete application for registration of a product, the department may test and analyze an official sample of the product to determine whether the contents of the official sample conform to the label. In his discretion, the director may also require an applicant for registration of a soil amendment or a plant amendment to submit any data concerning the efficacy or safety of the product for its intended use.
(4) Refusal to register, denial, suspension.
(a) If it appears to the director that composition of the soil amendment or plant amendment does not warrant the proposed claims for it, or if the soil amendment or plant amendment and its labeling or other material required to be submitted do not comply with this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter, the director shall notify the applicant of the manner in which the soil amendment or plant amendment labeling or other material required to be submitted fails to comply with this chapter so as to give the applicant an opportunity to make the necessary corrections. If the applicant does not make the required changes within ninety (90) days from the receipt of the notice, the director may refuse to register the soil amendment or plant amendment. The applicant may request a hearing as provided in the administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(b) When the director determines that a soil amendment or plant amendment or its labeling does not comply with this chapter or rules adopted under this chapter, or when necessary to prevent unreasonable adverse effects on the environment, the director may refuse to register or may suspend, revoke or modify the registration of the soil amendment or plant amendment in accordance with the provisions of the administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.
(5) Registrations are effective through the last day of the calendar year in which they are issued. If a registration is being renewed, the director may suspend the requirement that a soil amendment or plant amendment be analyzed if there is no material change in the label for the product.
(6) If the application for renewal of the soil amendment or plant amendment registration provided for in this section is not submitted by January 31, a penalty of ten dollars ($10.00) per product shall be assessed and added to the original fee. The applicant shall pay the penalty before the renewal soil amendment or plant amendment registration may be issued.
(7) Any waste-derived soil amendment or waste-derived plant amendment distributed as a single-ingredient product or blended with other soil amendments or plant amendment ingredients must be identified as "waste-derived soil amendment or plant amendment" by the applicant in the application for registration.
(8) An applicant applying to register a waste-derived soil amendment or plant amendment shall state in the application the concentration of metals or metalloids including, but not limited to, arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and selenium (Se). The applicant shall provide a laboratory report or other documentation verifying the levels of the metals or metalloids in the waste-derived soil amendment or plant amendment.
(9) A distributor is not required to register a soil amendment or plant amendment product that is already registered under this chapter, as long as the label remains unchanged.
[22-2205, added 2001, ch. 250, sec. 3, p. 906; am. 2022, ch. 27, sec. 5, p. 80.]