Section 8-17-85

Examinations and tests; permit required for sale, storage, etc.; permit application, fee and expiration date; nonapplicability of section to certain persons.

(a) All petroleum products sold, offered for sale, used or stored in the state shall be subject to examination and tests to determine the safety of such products and their value and efficiency for the purposes for which they are sold, offered for sale, used or stored.

(b) Before selling, offering for sale, storing, or using petroleum products in the state, the person desiring to sell, offer for sale, store, or use such petroleum products in the state must submit to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries a written application for a permit, upon forms furnished by the commissioner, setting forth:

(1) The name and brand under which any petroleum product is to be sold, offered for sale, stored or used;

(2) In case said petroleum product is to be sold, offered for sale, stored or used in tanks, barrels, cans or other containers, the number of gallons, the capacity of the containers in which it is to be sold, offered for sale, stored or used, the brand applicable to each particular petroleum product referred to in the application;

(3) The name or names and address of the manufacturers or dealers from which the said petroleum product was procured; and

(4) A statement expressed in terms of the standards adopted by the Board of Agriculture and Industries pursuant to the provisions of Section 8-17-81, as to the standard guaranteed for the petroleum product in respect of which the application is made. The said statement may simply set forth that the petroleum product referred to therein complies with the standard applicable to that particular product that is specified in the regulations as to standards that are provided for in the said Section 8-17-81; provided, that if the person making the application claims a higher standard for any particular petroleum product, he may make a statement to that effect specifying the standard guaranteed.

(c) As soon as practicable after the receipt of such statement, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries shall issue to the applicant a permit, provided said statement shows the petroleum product to be sold or offered for sale or stored or used in the state is equal to or above the minimum standard required in the state for such petroleum product.

(d) Such applicant shall pay to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, as a permit fee, the sum of $10 for each different brand specified in the application for a permit.

(e) All such permits shall expire on September 30 of the fiscal year for which they were issued.

(f) This section shall not apply to any person selling, offering for sale, storing, or using petroleum products obtained from a person that has complied with the provisions of this division with respect to the same petroleum products.

(Acts 1971, No. 1403, p. 2363, §2; Acts 1981, No. 81-793, p. 1395, §1.)