New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Reports and Fees
Each licensee who distributes commercial fertilizers in this state shall furnish the commissioner with a written statement of the tonnage of each grade of commercial fertilizer, including zero tonnage if applicable, sold by him or her in this state during the calendar year to persons not required to be licensed under this article. The tonnage of grades of which less than fifty tons were sold shall be reported, either individually or combined under the heading of miscellaneous sales. This report shall be submitted in the form and with such frequency as the commissioner shall require by regulation. The licensee shall pay to the commissioner a sum equal to ten cents for each ton or portion thereof of commercial fertilizer distributed in this state to persons not required to be licensed under this article provided that such annual tonnage fee shall not be less than fifty dollars. This fee shall be remitted on or before February first and calculated based on the calendar year immediately preceding. No information furnished under this section shall be disclosed in such a way as to divulge the method or scope of the operation of any person. The commissioner shall publish at least annually a summary of the tonnage reports submitted pursuant to this section. The licensee shall make such other reports as the commissioner may require. Failure to make such reports or to pay such fee shall be grounds for revocation of the license hereunder.