CHAPTER 226 - AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT: SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

Agriculture (Fertilisers) Regulations

Agriculture (Farm Feed) Regulations

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 52]

[Currency mentioned in this regulation should be re-denominated as stipulated under S 4 of Re-denomination Act, 2012, read with S 29 of Bank of Zambia Act, 1996.]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Application

PART II
REGISTRATION OF PLANT

   3.   Registration of plant and fees

   4.   Register of plant

   5.   Requirements of plant

PART III
ANALYSTS AND LABORATORIES

   6.   Approval of analysts

   7.   Approval of laboratories

   8.   Roll of analysts

   9.   Roll of laboratories

PART IV
SEARCHES AND SEIZURES

   10.   Certificates of authority for inspectors

PART V
SALE OF FARMING REQUISITES

   11.   Statements of analysis for sales in bags, containers, etc.

   12.   Statements of analysis for sales in bulk

   13.   Statements of analysis for sales under trade names, etc.

PART VI
SAMPLING, ANALYSIS AND LIMITS OF VARIATION

   14.   Form of report to be used

   15.   Form of certificate to be used

   16.   Method of taking samples

   17.   Methods of analysis

   18.   Limits of variation

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      THIRD SCHEDULE

      FOURTH SCHEDULE

      FIFTH SCHEDULE

      SIXTH SCHEDULE

[Regulations by the Minister]

Act 13 of 1994,

SI 476 of 1969,

SI 117 of 1970.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Agriculture (Fertilisers) Regulations.

2.   Application

These Regulations shall apply to any fertiliser as defined in section 2 of the Act.

PART II
REGISTRATION OF PLANT

3.   Registration of plant and fees

   (1) Applications under Part II of the Act for registration, transfer of registration or renewal of registration of plant shall be made in Form FERT. 4 in the First Schedule, and such application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees shown in the First Schedule and the Second Schedule to the Act, and be given to the Registering Officer.

   (2) The Registering Officer shall issue a certificate of registration in Form FERT. 5 in the First Schedule.

   (3) The Registering Officer shall issue a certificate of provisional registration in Form FERT. 6 in the First Schedule.

4.   Register of plant

The Registering Officer shall keep a register of plant as prescribed in Form FERT. 1 in the First Schedule.

5.   Requirements of plant

Any plant within the definition in section 2 of the Act shall be so equipped as to permit the adequate performance therein of the activities described in the application for registration of such plant, to the satisfaction of the Registering Officer.

PART III
ANALYSTS AND LABORATORIES

6.   Approval of analysis

   (1) For the purposes of the Act, an analyst shall furnish proof to the satisfaction of the Minister that he has competent knowledge of chemistry and of chemical analyses, as applied to fertilisers. Such proof shall in every case comprise documentary evidence that such person holds a certificate or diploma attesting his possession of the requisite knowledge and given by a recognised competent body. All such documentary evidence shall be submitted to the Minister when applying for approval. The Minister may call for further evidence if required in any particular case.

   (2) Where the requirements referred to in sub-regulation (1) are satisfied, the Registering Officer shall issue a certificate of approval in Form FERT. 7 in the First Schedule.

7.   Approval of laboratories

   (1) An approved laboratory shall be so equipped as to enable approved analysts to perform accurately for the purposes of the Act all the analyses specified under the Third Schedule, and such laboratories shall have been inspected by a duly authorised officer of the Ministry of Agriculture before approval by the Minister and may be inspected from time to time as the Registering Officer may deem necessary:

Provided that, in addition, other laboratories may be approved for certain analyses only, such analyses to be specified by the Registering Officer after inspection by a duly authorised officer of the Ministry of Agriculture.

   (2) Where the Minister approves a laboratory, the Registering Officer shall issue a certificate of approval in Form FERT. 8 in the First Schedule.

8.   Roll of analysts

The Registering Officer shall keep a roll of approved analysts in Form FERT. 2 in the First Schedule.

9.   Roll of laboratories

The Registering Officer shall keep a roll of approved laboratories in Form FERT. 3 in the First Schedule.

PART IV
SEARCHES AND SEIZURES

10.   Certificates of authority for inspectors

The certificate of authority to be held by inspectors under section 25 of the Act shall be issued by the Registering Officer and shall be—

      (a)   in the case of general authorisation, in Form FERT. 11 in the First Schedule; and

      (b)   in the case of limited authorisation, in Form FERT. 12 in the First Schedule.

PART V
SALE OF FARMING REQUISITES

11.   Statements of analysis for sales in bags, containers, etc.

The statement of analysis for each class of fertiliser as defined in the Fifth Schedule shall appear in English in lettering both durable and legible on the bag or container containing the same or on a label securely attached thereto.

12. Statements of analysis for sales in bulk

Where any class of fertiliser as defined in the Fifth Schedule is sold in bulk, the statement of analysis for such class shall appear in English in lettering both durable and legible on a note which shall be given to the purchaser or his agent at the time of delivery of such fertiliser.

13.   Statements of analysis for sales under trade names, etc.

Where any class of fertiliser as defined in the Fifth Schedule is sold in a container or a package under a trade name, trade mark, trade label or trade brand, as provided by section 30 of the Act, there shall appear in English in lettering both legible and durable on the container or package or on a label securely attached thereto, a statement of analysis in respect thereof and, in addition, there shall be lodged with the Registering Officer, in respect of such fertiliser, a statement of particulars specified in the Sixth Schedule.

PART VI
SAMPLING, ANALYSIS AND LIMITS OF VARIATION

14.   Form of report to be used

A report of analysis shall be issued by the analyst performing the analysis in respect of every sample taken under the Act, and any such report shall be in Form FERT. 9 in the First Schedule.

15.   Form of certificate to be used

A certificate of analysis shall not be issued unless the sample has been taken in accordance with the Second Schedule and such certificate shall be in Form FERT. 10 in the First Schedule.

16.   Method of taking samples

Samples for analysis for the purposes of the Act shall be taken in the manner prescribed in the Second Schedule and certificates of sampling issued in relation thereto shall be in Form FERT. 13 in the First Schedule.

17.   Method of analysis

Methods of analysis shall be as prescribed in the Third Schedule.

18.   Limits of variation

The limits of variation in respect of any prescribed analysis shall be as prescribed in the Fourth Schedule.

FIRST SCHEDULE

CERTIFICATES AND FORMS

FORM FERT. 1

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 4 and Regulation 4]

REGISTER OF PLANT

Certificate Number and Date

Location

Name and Purposes for which Registered

Address of registered owner

Remarks (e.g., if only provisional)

FORM FERT. 2

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 20(a) and Regulation 8]

ROLL OF APPROVED ANALYSTS AND ANALYSTS APPROVED FOR SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Name

Address

Recognised qualifications

Purposes for which approved (general or special)

Date approved

Certificate Number

Remarks

NOTE.-Date of withdrawal of approval shall be noted in "Remarks" column opposite the analyst.

FORM FERT. 3

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 20(b) and Regulation 9]

ROLL OF APPROVED LABORATORIES

Name and address of Laboratory

Names of approved analysts attached to laboratory

Purposes for which approved

Date of withdrawal

Certificate Number

Remarks (e.g. types of analysis)

FORM FERT. 4

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Sections 5(1), 11(1), (3), 17(1), (2) and Regulation 3]

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION, TRANSFER OF REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

Name of applicant .................................................................................................................

Address ................................................................................................................................

Address of plant ...................................................................................................................

Nature of activities to be carried out in plant ........................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

Owner of plant ......................................................................................................................

Address of owner .................................................................................................................

Please state whether you are applying for*—

Fee units

   (a)   First registration of plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

   (b)   Annual renewal of registration of plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30

   (c)   Provisional registration of a plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30

   (d)   Provisional registration of a transferee from, or successor in interest to a registered owner, as registered owner on the register of plant . . . . . . . . . .

30

   (e)   Full registration of a transferee from, or successor in interest to a registered owner, as registered owner on the register of plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

60

NOTE.-Fees should accompany this application.

* Strike out those inapplicable.

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Ref. No. ............................................................. Date received ............................................

Fee units

First registration........................................

60

Renewal.....................................................

30

Transfer (Provisional)...............................

30

Transfer (Full) ...........................................

60

Provisional registration.............................

30

Fee paid ................................................... Date....................................................................

Inspection by .......................................................................................................................

Remarks .............................................................................................................................

Certificate issued by ...........................................................................................................

Certificate No. ........................................ Date ....................................................................

NOTES:

1. This form should be used when applying for registration of any plant or plant ownership.

2. Where a plant is owned by more than one person then one person should be nominated and registered as owner for the purposes of the Act.

3. After this application has been received your plant will be inspected and you will be informed whether or not your plant has been approved for registration with or without conditions.

4. If such an inspection is not immediately practicable your application for registration may be classed as "provisional".

[Am by Act 13 of 1994.]

FORM FERT. 5

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 10(1) and Regulation 3]

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF PLANT

This is to certify that the plant situated at .............................................................................

and used for the purpose of ..................................................................................................

and owned by .................................. has been inspected, approved and registered for the purposes of the Act.

This certificate should be displayed in a prominent place in the plant.

..................................................................

Registering Officer

Date ......................................

No. ........................................

Receipt No. ...........................

FORM FERT. 6

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Sections 8 and 9 and Regulation 3]

CERTIFICATE OF PROVISIONAL REGISTRATION OF PLANT

This is to certify that the plant situated at ................... and used for the purposes of ........................... and owned by ..................... has been provisionally registered for the purposes of the Act.

This certificate should be displayed in a prominent position in the plant.

..................................................................

Registering Officer

Date .......................................

No. .........................................

Receipt No. ............................

FORM FERT. 7

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 18(1) and Regulation 6]

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL OF ANALYST

This is to certify that the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has approved ................................................

.................................................................... as an analyst for the purposes of the Act.

..................................................................

Registering Officer

Date .................................

No. ...................................

FORM FERT. 8

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 19(1) and Regulation 7]

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL OF LABORATORY

This is to certify that the Minister of Agriculture has approved .................................... as a laboratory for the purposes of the Act, subject to the following limitations ...................

..............................................................................................

..............................................................................................

..............................................................................................

..................................................................

Registering Officer

Date ................................

Roll No. ...................................

FORM FERT. 9

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Section 21 and Regulation 14]

REPORT OF ANALYSIS

I certify that I received on ............................................ 20..........., a sample of ......................................................................... from ..............................................................

The report is as follows:

Laboratory number ....................................................

Sample number .........................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

...............................................................................................................................................

Date .....................................................................................................

Analyst

NOTE.-To be completed in triplicate and copies despatched as follows:

Original - Owner or Seller.

Duplicate - Inspector.

Triplicate - To be retained by Analyst.

FORM FERT. 10

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Sections 21 and 47 and Regulation 15]

CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS

I certify that I received on ..................................., 20............... a sample of ............................................................. from ..................................................... and the analysis of this sample is as declared below.

Laboratory number ...............................................................................................................

Sample number ...................................................................................................................

Constituent

Declared Analysis

Actual Analysis

Date .....................................................................................................

Analyst

NOTE.- To be completed in triplicate and copies dispatched as follows:

Original - Owner or Seller.

Duplicate - Inspector.

Triplicate - To be retained by Analyst.

FORM FERT. 11

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THE AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS AND FEED) ACT

THE AGRICULTURE (FERTILISERS) REGULATIONS

[Sections 24(2) and 25(2) and Regulation 10]

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY FOR INSPECTOR

This is to certify that .................................................................................................. has been duly authorised as an Inspector of farming requisites for the purposes of the Act and is empowered to exercise all the powers therein described anywhere in Zambia.

Certificate number ......................................

..................................................
Inspector

Date ................................................................

.................................................
Registering Officer

FORM FERT. 12

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