(505 ILCS 80/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 55.4)
    Sec. 4. License and product registration.
    (a) Each brand and grade of fertilizer shall be registered by the entity whose name appears upon the label before being distributed in this State. The application for registration shall be submitted with a label or facsimile of same to the Director on forms furnished by the Director, and shall be accompanied by a fee of $20 per grade within a brand. Upon approval by the Director a copy of the registration shall be furnished to the applicant. All registrations expire on December 31 of each year.
    The application shall include the following information:
        (1) The net weight.
        (2) The brand and grade.
        (3) The guaranteed analysis.
        (4) The name and address of the registrant.
    (a-5) No entity whose name appears on the label shall distribute a fertilizer in the State unless the entity has secured a license under this Act on forms provided by the Director. The license application shall be accompanied by a fee of $100. Entities that store anhydrous ammonia as a fertilizer, store bulk fertilizer, or custom blend a fertilizer at more than one site under the same entity's name shall list any and all additional sites with a complete address for each site and remit a license fee of $50 for each site identified. Entities performing lawn care applications for hire are exempt from obtaining a license under this Act. All licenses expire on December 31 of each year.
    (b) A distributor shall not be required to register any brand of fertilizer or a custom blend which is already registered under this Act by another entity.
    (c) The plant nutrient content of each and every fertilizer must remain uniform for the period of registration and, in no case, shall the percentage of any guaranteed plant nutrient element be changed in such a manner that the crop-producing quality of the fertilizer is lowered.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) A custom blend, as defined in Section 3, prepared for one consumer or end user shall not be co-mingled with the custom blended fertilizer prepared for another consumer or end user.
    (f) All fees collected pursuant to this Section shall be paid to the Fertilizer Control Fund for activities related to the administration and enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15.)