Maine Revised Statutes

§778. Registration

Each separately identified plant or soil amendment product shall be registered by the distributor before being distributed in this State. The application for registration shall be submitted to the commissioner on the form approved by him and shall be accompanied by a fee of $25 per product. Upon approval by the commissioner a copy of the approved registration shall be furnished to the applicant. All registrations shall expire on December 31st of each year. A registrant shall submit to the commissioner a copy of labels and advertising literature with the registration request for each soil amendment. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

A distributor shall not be required to register any brand of plant or soil amendment which is already registered under this subchapter by another person, providing the label and advertising literature do not differ in any respect. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

Any material intended for use in promoting any plant or soil amendment which is developed subsequent to application for acquisition shall be submitted to the commission for approval prior to use. The material shall not be so used without the approval of the commissioner. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

The commissioner may by rule set the minimum percentage of a plant or soil-amending ingredient that shall be present before a plant or soil amendment can be registered. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

The fees shall be deposited with the Treasurer of State and are appropriated for carrying out this subchapter. These funds shall not lapse. [1979, c. 491, §1 (NEW).]

1979, c. 491, §§1,2 (NEW).