(505 ILCS 80/7) (from Ch. 5, par. 55.7)
    Sec. 7. Inspection, sampling, analysis.
    (a) It is the duty of the Director, who may act through his authorized agent, to sample, inspect, make analysis of, and test fertilizers distributed within this State at a time and place and to such an extent as the Director considers necessary to determine whether such fertilizers are in compliance with the provisions of this Act. The Director, individually or through his agent, is authorized to enter upon any public or private premises during regular business hours in order to have access to fertilizers and to records relating to their distribution subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations pertaining thereto.
    (b) The methods of analysis and sampling shall be those adopted by the official agency from sources such as those of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists.
    (c) The Director, in determining for administrative purposes whether any fertilizer is deficient in plant food, shall be guided solely by the official sample as defined in Section 3, and obtained and analyzed as provided for in this Section.
    (d) The results of official analysis of any fertilizer which has been found to be subject to penalty or other legal action shall be forwarded by the Director to the registrant at least 10 days before the report is submitted to the purchaser. If during that period no adequate evidence to the contrary is made available to the Director, the report shall become official. Upon request the Director shall furnish to the registrant a portion of any sample found subject to penalty or other legal action.
(Source: P.A. 97-960, eff. 8-15-12.)