(505 ILCS 80/6)
(from Ch. 5, par. 55.6)
(a) There shall be paid to the Director for all fertilizers
distributed in this State an inspection fee at the rate of
25¢ per ton with a minimum inspection fee of $15. Sales or exchanges between registrants are
exempted from the inspection fee.
On individual packages of
fertilizers containing 5 pounds or less, or if in liquid form containers of
4,000 cubic centimeters or less, there shall be paid instead of the
25¢ per ton inspection fee, an annual inspection fee of $50 for
grade within a brand sold or distributed. Where an entity sells fertilizers in packages of 5 pounds or less, or
4,000 cubic centimeters or less if in liquid form, and also sells in larger
packages than 5 pounds or liquid containers larger than 4,000 cubic
centimeters, this annual inspection fee of $50 applies only to that portion
sold in packages of 5 pounds or less or 4,000 cubic centimeters or less,
and that portion sold in larger packages or containers shall be subject to
the same inspection fee of 25¢ per ton as provided in this Act.
(b) Every entity who distributes a fertilizer, custom blend, or speciality fertilizer
in this State shall file with the Director, on forms furnished by the
Director, a semi-annual statement for the periods ending June 30 and
December 31, setting forth the number of net tons of each grade of
fertilizers within a brand or the net tons of custom blend
distributed. The report shall be due on or before the 30th day of the month
following the close of each semi-annual period and upon the statement
shall pay the inspection fee at the rate stated in paragraph (a) of this
If the tonnage report is not filed and the payment of inspection fee is
not made within 30 days after the end of the semi-annual period, a
collection fee amounting to 15% (minimum $15) of the amount shall be
assessed against the registrant. The amount of fees due shall
constitute a debt and become the basis of a judgment against the
registrant. Upon the written request to the Director additional time may be
granted past the normal date of filing the semi-annual statement.
(c) When more than one entity is involved in the distribution of a
fertilizer, the last registrant who distributes to the consumer or end-user is responsible for reporting the
tonnage and paying the inspection fee.
(d) All fees collected under this Section shall be paid to the Fertilizer Control Fund for activities related to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-960, eff. 8-15-12.)