LIMING MATERIAL (EXCERPT)
Act 162 of 1955
290.531 Liming material; definition; container label, contents; exception.
The term “liming material” means all or any form of limestone, lime rock, marl, slag, by-product lime, industrial or factory refuse lime, water softener lime, and any other material manufactured, prepared, sold or distributed primarily for correcting soil acidity. Every lot, package or parcel of liming material sold, offered or exposed for sale or distributed within this state shall have on each bag, package or container, in a conspicuous place on the outside, or in the case of bulk lime the vendor shall present to the purchaser a legible and plainly written statement in the English language clearly and truly certifying:
(a) The net weight of the contents of the package, lot, bag, sack, carton or container; or bulk lot;
Each vehicle transporting agricultural liming material not sold on a scale weight basis must have plainly marked thereon the ton weight capacity when level full, assuming a ton of agricultural liming material occupies 20 cubic feet. Such sale on other than a scale weight basis must have prior approval of the department of agriculture.
(b) The exact, complete name of the product;
(c) The name and principal address of the manufacturer or person responsible for placing the commodity on the market;
(d) The minimum neutralizing value in terms of calcium carbonate;
(e) The degree of fineness expressed as:
(1) minimum percentage passing through 8-mesh screen;
(2) minimum percentage passing through 60-mesh screen;
(3) minimum percentage passing through 100-mesh screen; except that in the case of marl, beet sugar factory refuse lime, paper mill refuse lime, carbide plant refuse lime, water softener refuse lime, wood ashes and other forms of waste or refuse lime the neutralizing value shall be expressed as pounds of “calcium carbonate equivalent” per cubic yard of material as delivered, and further that no guarantee need be made relative to fineness or to the net weight.
This act shall not apply to any stocks that may be in the hands of dealers in the state at the time this act goes into effect.
History: 1955, Act 162, Imd. Eff. June 7, 1955
Am. 1965, Act 94, Eff. Mar. 31, 1966
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