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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 570
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 570.44
570.44 Division of Agricultural Environmental Services; powers and duties.The duties of the Division of Agricultural Environmental Services include, but are not limited to:
(1) Inspecting and drawing samples of: commercial feeds offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapter 580 authorized by the department; seeds offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapter 578 authorized by the department; certified seed grown in this state; fertilizers offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapter 576 authorized by the department; and pesticides offered for sale in this state, and soil and water in this state for the presence of pesticides, and enforcing those provisions of part I of chapter 487 authorized by the department.
(2) Conducting those general inspection activities in regard to weights, measures, and standards of articles offered for sale in this state and enforcing those provisions of chapter 531 as are authorized by the department.
(3) Reviewing and evaluating technical and scientific data associated with the production, manufacture, storage, transportation, sale, or use of any article or product with respect to any statutory authority conferred on the department. The department may establish positions within the division for the employment of experts in the fields of toxicology, hydrology, and biology to conduct such reviews and evaluations and may establish appropriate clerical support positions to implement the duties and responsibilities of the division.
(4) Analyzing samples of fertilizer offered for sale in this state, as required under chapter 576.
(5) Analyzing samples of pesticide formulations offered for sale in this state and tank mix, soil, water, and other environmental samples related to pesticide use investigations, as required under part I of chapter 487.
(6) Analyzing samples of commercial feed offered for sale in this state, as required under chapter 580.
(7) Analyzing samples of vegetables, agricultural, flower, and forest tree seed offered for sale in this state, as required under chapter 578.
(8) Investigating, evaluating, and developing new or improved methodology to enhance the analytical capability and efficiency of all divisional laboratories and performing other related analyses as deemed necessary.
History.s. 1, ch. 59-54; s. 7, ch. 61-407; ss. 4, 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 13, ch. 83-310; s. 7, ch. 84-165; s. 24, ch. 92-291; s. 24, ch. 93-169; s. 1, ch. 96-231; s. 11, ch. 96-407; s. 55, ch. 2004-64; s. 87, ch. 2014-150.