2017 Florida Statutes
(1) Each brand of antifreeze to be distributed in this state shall be registered with the department before distribution. The person whose name appears on the label, the manufacturer, or the packager shall make application annually to the department on forms provided by the department. The registration certificate shall expire 12 months after the date of issue. The registrant assumes, by application to register the brand, full responsibility for the registration, quality, and quantity of the product sold, offered, or exposed for sale in this state. If a registered brand is not in production for distribution in this state and to ensure any remaining product that is still available for sale in the state is properly registered, the registrant must submit a notarized affidavit on company letterhead to the department certifying that:
(a) The stated brand is no longer in production;
(b) The stated brand will not be distributed in this state; and
(c) All existing product of the stated brand will be removed by the registrant from the state within 30 days after expiration of the registration or the registrant will reregister the brand for two subsequent registration periods.
If production resumes, the brand must be reregistered before it is distributed in this state.
(2) The completed application shall be accompanied by:
(a) Specimens or facsimiles of the label for each brand of antifreeze;
(b) An application fee of $200 for each brand; and
(c) A properly labeled sample of between 1 and 2 gallons for each brand of antifreeze.
(3) The department may analyze or inspect the antifreeze to ensure that it:
(a) Meets the labeling claims;
(b) Conforms to minimum standards required for antifreeze by this chapter or rules of the department; and
(c) Is not adulterated as prescribed for antifreeze by this chapter.
(4)(a) If the registration requirements are met, and, if the antifreeze meets the minimum standards, is not adulterated, and meets the labeling claims, the department shall issue a certificate of registration authorizing the distribution of that antifreeze in the state for the permit year.
(b) If registration requirements are not met, or, if the antifreeze fails to meet the minimum standards, is adulterated, or fails to meet the labeling claims, the department shall refuse to register the antifreeze.
History.—s. 4, ch. 78-199; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 4, 5, ch. 89-4; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 62, ch. 92-291; s. 1, ch. 99-391; s. 24, ch. 2012-67; s. 12, ch. 2014-147.