§ 4-2-9. Rules and regulations.
(a) The director is authorized to make appropriate regulations requiring the maintenance of records, as may be deemed necessary, setting forth the number of net tons of commercial feed distributed in the state. The director has the right to examine any records to verify statements of tonnage.
(b) The director is authorized to promulgate any rules and regulations for commercial feeds and pet foods that are specifically authorized in this chapter and any other reasonable rules and regulations necessary for the efficient enforcement of this chapter. In the interest of uniformity the director shall by regulation adopt, unless he or she determines that they are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or are not appropriate to conditions which exist in this state, the following:
(1) The official definitions of feed ingredients and official feed terms adopted by the association of American feed control officials and published in the official publication of that organization; and
(2) Any regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.); provided, that the director would have the authority under this chapter to promulgate those regulations.
(c) Before the issuance, amendment, or repeal of any rule or regulation authorized by this chapter, the director shall publish the proposed regulation, amendment, or notice to repeal an existing regulation in a manner reasonably calculated to give interested parties, including all current registrants, adequate notice and shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, orally or in writing, within a reasonable period of time. After consideration of all views presented by interested persons, the director shall take appropriate action to issue the proposed rule or regulation or to amend or to repeal an existing rule or regulation. The provisions of this subsection notwithstanding, if the director, pursuant to the authority of this chapter, adopts the official definition of feed ingredients or official feed terms as adopted by the association of American feed control officials, or regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.), any amendment or modification adopted by the association of American feed control officials or by the secretary of human services in the case of regulations promulgated pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq.), shall be adopted automatically under this chapter without regard to the publication of the notice required by this subsection unless the director, by order, specifically determines that the amendment or modification shall not be adopted.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 170, § 2.)