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(505 ILCS 80/7)
(from Ch. 5, par. 55.7)
(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
(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
(Source: P.A. 97-960, eff. 8-15-12.)