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Title 6: Agriculture


6 V.S.A. § 366. Tonnage fees

§ 366. Tonnage fees

(a) There shall be paid annually to the secretary for all fertilizers distributed to a nonregistrant consumer in this state an annual inspection fee at a rate of $0.25 cents per ton.

(b) Persons distributing fertilizer shall report annually by January 15 for the previous year ending December 31 to the secretary revealing the amounts of each grade of fertilizer and the form in which the fertilizer was distributed within this state. Each report shall be accompanied with payment and written permission allowing the secretary to examine the person's books for the purpose of verifying tonnage reports.

(c) No information concerning tonnage sales furnished to the secretary under this section shall be disclosed in such a way as to divulge the details of the business operation to any person unless it is necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.

(d) A $50.00 minimum tonnage fee shall be assessed on all distributors who distribute fertilizers in this state.

(e) Agricultural limes, including agricultural lime mixed with wood ash, are exempt from the tonnage fees required in this section.

(f) Lime and wood ash mixtures may be registered as agricultural liming materials and guaranteed for potassium or potash provided that the wood ash totals less than 50 percent of the mixture.

(g) All fees shall be deposited in the revolving fund created by section 364(e) of this title and used in accordance with its provisions. (Added 1985, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1999, No. 49, § 108; 2001, No. 143 (Adj. Sess.), § 36a, eff. June 21, 2002; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)