1. Every pesticide which is distributed, sold, or offered for sale for use within this state or delivered for transportation or transported in intrastate commerce between points within the state through any point outside this state shall be registered with the department of agriculture and land stewardship. All registration of products shall expire on the thirty-first day of December following date of issuance, unless such registration shall be renewed annually, in which event expiration date shall be extended for each year of renewal registration, or until otherwise terminated; provided that:
a. For the purpose of this chapter, fertilizers in mixed fertilizer-pesticide formulations shall be considered as inert ingredients.
b. Within the discretion of the secretary, or the secretary's authorized representative, a change in the labeling or formulae of a pesticide may be made within the current period of registration, without requiring a reregistration of the product, provided the name of the item is not changed.
2. The registrant shall file with the department a statement containing:
a. The name and address of the registrant and the name and address of the person whose name will appear on the label, if other than the registrant.
b. The name of the pesticide.
c. An ingredient statement in which the accepted common name and percentage by weight of each active ingredient is listed as well as the percentage of inert ingredients in the pesticides. A separate inert ingredient statement containing the common name of each inert ingredient listed in rank order according to weight of each inert ingredient in the pesticide shall also be submitted to the secretary. Except as required by subsection 4, the registrant is not required to state the percentage composition or specific weight of any inert ingredient within a pesticide. The information required by this paragraph shall be submitted in a manner and according to procedures specified by the secretary.
Upon written request by the director of the department of natural resources, the secretary shall provide a copy of the ingredient statement and inert ingredient statement to the department. Upon written request by the director of the center for health effects of environmental contamination, the secretary shall provide a copy of the ingredient statement and inert ingredient statement to the center.
From on and after July 1, 1990, to December 31, 1991, the identity of an inert ingredient in a specific pesticide shall be treated as a confidential trade secret which is not subject to release under chapter 22.
On and after January 1, 1992, the identity of an inert ingredient in a specific pesticide shall be treated as a confidential trade secret if the following two conditions are met: the registrant states, at the time of registration, that the inert ingredient is a confidential trade secret; and the registrant certifies one of the following:
(1) The registrant has provided to any data base system used by a poison control center operating in this state the information required by an attending physician to treat a patient for exposure or adverse reaction to the registrant's product, including the identification of all ingredients which are toxic to humans.
(2) The registrant operates an emergency information system as provided in section 139A.21 that is available to poison control centers twenty-four hours a day every day of the year. The emergency information system must provide information to medical professionals required for the sole purpose of treating a specific patient for exposure or adverse reaction to the registrant's product, including the identification of all ingredients which are toxic to humans, and toxicological and medical management information.
Poison control centers may share the information provided by the registrant with an attending physician for the purpose of treating a specific patient exposed to the registrant's product. The secretary, the director of the department of natural resources, and the director of the center for health effects of environmental contamination shall treat the presence of any inert ingredient in a particular pesticide that meets the two conditions as a confidential trade secret which is not subject to release under chapter 22. This section does not prohibit research or monitoring of any aspect of any inert ingredient. This section does not prohibit the public disclosure of research, monitoring, published or summary data relative to any inert ingredient so long as such disclosure does not link an inert ingredient to a particular brand of pesticide registered in this state.
This section shall not be construed to prohibit the release of information independently obtained from a source other than registrations filed under this chapter which links an inert ingredient to a pesticide registered in this state.
d. A complete copy of the labeling accompanying the pesticide and a statement of all claims made and to be made for it including directions for use.
e. A full description of the tests made and results thereof upon which the claims are based, if requested by the secretary. In the case of renewal or reregistration, a statement may be required only with respect to information which is different from that furnished when the pesticide was registered or last reregistered.
3. The registrant, before selling or offering for sale any pesticide for use in this state, shall register each brand and grade of such pesticide with the secretary upon forms furnished by the secretary, and the secretary shall set the registration fee annually at one-fifth of one percent of gross sales within this state with a minimum fee of two hundred fifty dollars and a maximum fee of three thousand dollars for each and every brand and grade to be offered for sale in this state except as otherwise provided. The annual registration fee for products with gross annual sales in this state of less than one million five hundred thousand dollars shall be the greater of two hundred fifty dollars or one-fifth of one percent of the gross annual sales as established by affidavit of the registrant. The secretary shall adopt by rule exemptions to the minimum fee. Fifty dollars of each fee collected shall be deposited in the general fund of the state, shall be subject to the requirements of section 8.60, and shall be used only for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter and the remainder of each fee collected shall be placed in the agriculture management account of the groundwater protection fund.
4. The secretary, whenever the secretary deems it necessary in the administration of this chapter, may require the submission of the complete formula of any pesticide. If it appears to the secretary that the composition of the article is such as to warrant the proposed claims for it and if the article and its labeling and other material required to be submitted comply with the requirements of this chapter, the secretary shall register the article.
5. If it does not appear to the secretary that the article is such as to warrant the proposed claims for it or if the article and its labeling and other material required to be submitted do not comply with the provisions of this chapter, the secretary shall notify the registrant of the manner in which the article, labeling, or other material required to be submitted fail to comply with this chapter so as to afford the registrant an opportunity to make the necessary corrections.
6. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, registration is not required in the case of a pesticide shipped from one plant within this state to another plant within this state operated by the same person.
7. a. Each licensee under section 206.8 shall file an annual report at the time of application for licensure with the secretary of agriculture in a form specified by the secretary of agriculture and which includes the following information:
b. A person who is subject to the household hazardous materials permit requirements, and whose gross annual retail sales of pesticides are less than ten thousand dollars for each business location owned or operated by the person, shall report annually, the individual label name of an individual pesticide for which annual gross retail sales are three thousand dollars or more. The information shall be submitted on a form provided to household hazardous materials permittees by the department of natural resources, and the department of natural resources shall remit the forms to the department of agriculture and land stewardship.
c. Notwithstanding the reporting requirements of this section, the secretary of agriculture may, upon recommendation of the advisory committee created pursuant to section 206.23, and if the committee declares a pesticide to be a pesticide of special concern, require the reporting of annual gross retail sales of a pesticide.
d. A person who sells feed which contains a pesticide as an integral part of the feed mixture, shall not be subject to the reporting requirements of this section. However, a person who manufactures feed which contains a pesticide as an integral part of the feed mixture shall be subject to the licensing requirements of section 206.8.
e. The information collected and included in the report required under this section shall remain confidential. Public reporting concerning the information collected shall be performed in a manner which does not identify a specific brand name in the report.
(1) The gross retail sales of all pesticides sold at retail for use in this state by a licensee with one hundred thousand dollars or more in gross retail sales of the pesticides sold for use in this state.
(2) The individual label name and dollar amount of each pesticide sold at retail for which gross retail sales of the individual pesticide are three thousand dollars or more.
[C66, 71, 73, § 206.4; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 206.12]
87 Acts, ch 225, § 222, 223; 88 Acts, ch 1156, § 2-4; 90 Acts, ch 1133, § 1; 91 Acts, ch 89, § 3; 91 Acts, ch 124, § 3; 91 Acts, ch 260, § 1218; 93 Acts, ch 131, § 9; 94 Acts, ch 1107, §49; 2000 Acts, ch 1066, §41
Referred to in § 139A.21, 161.3, 206.11, 206.16, 206.22, 455E.11
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