(1)(a) Each distributor of commercial feed must annually obtain a master registration before her or his brands are distributed in this state. The department shall furnish the registration forms requiring the distributor to state that the distributor will comply with all provisions of this chapter and applicable rules. The registration form shall identify the manufacturer’s or guarantor’s name and place of business and the location of each manufacturing facility in the state and shall be signed by the owner; by a partner, if a partnership; or by an authorized officer or agent, if a corporation. All registrations expire on June 30 of each year.
(b) The registration form shall be accompanied by a fee that shall be based on tons of feed distributed in this state during the previous year. If a distributor has been in business less than 1 year, the tonnage shall be estimated by the distributor for the first year and based on actual tonnage thereafter. These fees shall be as follows:
SALES IN TONS FEE
Zero, up to and including 25..........$40
More than 25, up to and including 50..........$75
More than 50, up to and including 100..........$150
More than 100, up to and including 300..........$375
More than 300, up to and including 600..........$600
More than 600, up to and including 1,000..........$900
More than 1,000, up to and including
More than 2,000, up to and including
More than 5,000..........$3,500
(c) Registration shall be conditioned on the distributor’s compliance with all provisions of this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter, including:
1. Submitting samples of manufactured feed for testing by laboratories that have been certified by the department or obtaining an exemption from the certified laboratory testing requirement, as provided by this chapter and rules thereof.
2. Maintaining a bookkeeping system and records necessary to indicate accurately the type and tonnage of commercial feeds sold in this state.
3. Reporting within 30 days after the end of each quarter, in the format prescribed by the department, the number of tons of feed distributed in the state during each of the following reporting periods: July through September, October through December, January through March, and April through June.
4. Allowing the department to verify the accuracy of reported type and tonnage and to otherwise examine pertinent records at reasonable times.
(d) The department shall mail a copy of the master registration to the registrant to signify that administrative requirements have been met.