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Lime

Frequently Asked Questions - Lime

Q1:  How do I register a liming material?

A1:  Complete Form 1070, Application for Registration of a Liming Material.  Forms can be found at the link “Lime Forms” above.  In addition to the form, you must also submit a label for each product and pay $15 per registered product.  Registration can be completed by mail or electronically by email.  The completed form may be mailed with check and labels to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Plant Industries Division, ATTN:  Lime, 1 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.  If completing registration electronically, you may email the form, labels, and proof of payment to lime@agriculture.arkansas.gov.  Payment can be accomplished by credit card on our payment portal.  The link can be found at the bottom of the forms page.  Please include a copy of the payment receipt with your email.  Registered products will expire on June 30 of the year they are approved and will require renewal.  Renewals are accomplished on the same form 1070.    

Q2:  How do I pay my lime tonnage fee?

A2:  Form 1075, Lime Tonnage Report is due each quarter for dates ending on March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.  The lime tonnage fee is assessed at 30 cents per ton or partial ton of lime sold or distributed.  The reports must be received within 30 days following the end of the quarter to avoid penalty as evidenced by the postmark or email date.   Tonnage fees for a late report will be double.  Tonnage reports can be completed by mail or electronically by email.  The completed form may be mailed with check to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture – Plant Industries Division, ATTN:  Lime, 1 Natural Resources Dr., Little Rock, AR 72205.  If completing electronically, you may email the form, labels, and proof of payment to lime@agriculture.arkansas.gov.  Payment can be accomplished by credit card on our payment portal.  The link can be found at the bottom of the forms page.  Please include a copy of the payment receipt with your email. 

Q3:  How do I process a lime deficiency notice?

A3:  Department inspectors will collect random samples of lime products throughout the state.  These samples will be submitted the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Shared Services Laboratory for analysis.  A report will be mailed to the manufacturer and the consumer of the product.  Samples found to be deficient by 5% or more will be assessed a monetary penalty and a Notice of Deficiency will be included with the report.  The manufacturer will be assessed a penalty at twice the percent value of the lime lot that the sample represents; half to be paid to the consumer and half to be paid to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industries Division.  The manufacturer has 30 days from the notice date to dispute the deficiency notice by contacting the Plant Industries Division’s Lime Section by mail, or by email at lime@agriculture.arkansas.gov.  Otherwise, the manufacturer must compensate the consumer within 30 days and forward proof to the Plant Industries Division within 45 days.  If the consumer cannot be determined from records, then the full amount will be paid to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.   

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