905.51 Liming material definitions.

As used in sections 905.51 to 905.65 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Liming material" means all materials, the calcium and magnesium content of which is used to neutralize soil acidity, and includes the oxide, hydrate, carbonate, and silicate forms, as defined by rule, or combinations of those forms. "Liming material" includes materials such as the following:

(1) Limestone;

(2) Hydrated lime;

(3) Burnt lime;

(4) Industrial by-product;

(5) Marl and shell.

(B) "Bulk" means in a nonpackaged form.

(C) "Label" means any written or printed matter on the package, or tag attached thereto.

(D) "Manufacture" means to process, crush, grind, pelletize, or blend.

(E) "Person" means any partnership, association, firm, or corporation, company, society, individual or combination of individuals, institution, park, or public agency administered by the state or any subdivision of the state.

(F) "Product name" means a coined or specific designation applied to an individual liming material.

(G) "Sale" means an exchange or offer to exchange ownership, or a transfer or offer to transfer custody.

(H) "Ton" means a net weight of two thousand pounds.

(I) "Metric ton" means a measure of weight equal to one thousand kilograms.

(J) "Pelletized lime" means a finely ground limestone product or manufactured material that is held together in a granulated form by a water soluble binding agent and that is capable of neutralizing soil acidity.

(K) "Water treatment lime sludge" means lime sludge generated during the process of treating water supplies having levels of heavy metals at or below the levels permitted in standards adopted by the director of environmental protection governing the land application of lime sludge so generated.

(L) "Distribute" means to offer for sale, sell, barter, or otherwise supply liming material in this state.

(M) "Official sample" means any sample of liming material taken and designated as "official" by the director of agriculture or the director's designee.

(N) "Effective neutralizing power" means the neutralizing value of liming material based on the total neutralizing power and fineness that is expressed as a dry weight percentage.

(O) "Fineness index" means the percentage by weight of a liming material that will pass designated sieves, calculated to account for particle size distribution by adding the amounts arrived at under divisions (O)(1), (2), and (3) of this section as follows:

(1) Two-tenths multiplied by the percentage of material passing a number eight United States standard sieve minus the percentage of material passing a number twenty United States standard sieve.

(2) Six-tenths multiplied by the percentage of material passing a number twenty United States standard sieve minus the percentage of material passing a number sixty United States standard sieve.

(3) One multiplied by the percentage of material passing a number sixty United States standard sieve.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.

Effective Date: 10-29-1996