(A) The director of agriculture shall inspect and sample any fertilizer within the state to such an extent as the director considers necessary and make an analysis where need is indicated to determine whether the fertilizer is in compliance with sections 905.31 to 905.50 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections. The director may enter upon any public or private premises or conveyances during regular business hours in order to have access to fertilizer subject to sections 905.31 to 905.50 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections.
(B) The director shall maintain the services necessary to effectively administer and enforce sections 905.31 to 905.50 of the Revised Code and the rules adopted under those sections. The methods of sampling and analysis shall be those adopted by the association of official analytical chemists or other sources prescribed by the director.
(C) The results of official analysis of any sample of fertilizer found to be in violation of any provisions of sections 905.31 to 905.50 of the Revised Code or any rule adopted under those sections, shall be forwarded to the licensee or registrant. A licensee or registrant may request a portion of any such sample, provided the request is made not more than thirty days after the date of the analysis report.
(D) Analytical tolerances shall be governed by rules adopted by the director.
(E) If the director is denied access to any premises where access is sought for the purpose of inspection and sampling, the director may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant authorizing access to the premises for that purpose. The court, upon application, may issue the search warrant for the purpose requested.
Effective Date: 10-29-1996