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Subject 40-6-7 SAMPLING, ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

Rule 40-6-7-.01 Sampling

(1) In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 2-12-7(b), sampling equipment and procedures used for taking official fertilizer samples shall be those specified by the Commissioner after giving due consideration to those adopted by the AOAC International.
(2) The Commissioner or his duly designated agent is authorized to collect samples of fertilizer upon demand without charge or cost from any public or private premises within this state in which fertilizer is manufactured, processed, packed, stored, distributed or held for distribution and from any vehicle used to transport or hold such fertilizers.

Rule 40-6-7-.02 Analysis

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 2-12-7(b), all methods of analysis used for assaying of fertilizer samples shall be those specified by the Commissioner after giving due consideration to those adopted by the AOAC International or published in scientific journals.

Rule 40-6-7-.03 Reporting

(1) When the analysis shows that an official sample meets the analytical guarantee within the established investigational allowances, the laboratory report shall show only that the lot is found in compliance with the Act.
(2) When the analysis shows that any official sample is deficient in the analytical guarantee beyond the established investigational allowances, the laboratory report shall show the analytical results and such report shall be forwarded by the Commissioner to the licensee at least fifteen (15) days before the report is submitted to the purchaser.
(3) Laboratory reports covering the assay of all unofficial samples shall show the actual analysis found by the laboratory, and such reports shall be clearly marked to indicate that the sample is unofficial.
(4) Upon the request of a licensee within ten (10) business days after the licensee's receipt of a laboratory report indicating a deficiency, the Commissioner shall submit representative portions of the official fertilizer sample analyzed to two (2) referee chemists. The licensee requesting the analysis shall pay a fee of $50.00 to cover administrative costs. The three chemical analyses obtained may be considered in determining whether a violation has occurred. If, as a result of the independent analysis, the Commissioner determines a violation has not occurred, the fee will be waived.