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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 526
SALE OF LIQUID FUELS; BRAKE FLUID
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F.S. 526.51
526.51 Registration; renewal and fees; departmental expenses; cancellation or refusal to issue or renew.
(1)(a) Application for registration of each brand of brake fluid shall be made on forms supplied by the department. The applicant shall give his or her name and address and the brand name of the brake fluid, state that he or she owns the brand name and has complete control over the product sold thereunder in this state, and provide the name and address of the resident agent in this state. If the applicant does not own the brand name but wishes to register the product with the department, a notarized affidavit that gives the applicant full authorization to register the brand name and that is signed by the owner of the brand name must accompany the application for registration. The affidavit must include all affected brand names, the owner’s company or corporate name and address, the applicant’s company or corporate name and address, and a statement from the owner authorizing the applicant to register the product with the department. The owner of the brand name shall maintain complete control over each product sold under that brand name in this state.
(b) The completed application must be accompanied by the following:
1. Specimens or copies of the label for each brand of brake fluid.
2. An application fee of $50 for a 12-month registration or $100 for a 24-month registration for each brand of brake fluid.
3. For first-time applications for a brand and formula combination, a certified report from an independent testing laboratory, dated no more than 6 months before the registration application, setting forth the analysis of the brake fluid which shows its quality to be not less than the specifications established by the department for brake fluids.

Upon approval of the application, the department shall register the brand name of the brake fluid and issue to the applicant a permit authorizing the registrant to sell the brake fluid in this state. The registration certificate expires 12 or 24 months after the date of issue, as indicated on the registration certificate.

(c) A permit may be renewed by application to the department, accompanied by a renewal fee of $50 for a 12-month registration, or $100 for a 24-month registration, on or before the expiration of the previously issued permit. To reregister a previously registered brand and formula combination, an applicant must submit a completed application and all materials as required in this section to the department before the expiration of the previously issued permit. A brand and formula combination for which a completed application and all materials required in this section are not received before the expiration of the previously issued permit may not be registered with the department until a completed application and all materials required in this section have been received and approved. If the brand and formula combination was previously registered with the department and a fee, application, or materials required in this section are received after the expiration of the previously issued permit, a penalty of $25 accrues, which shall be added to the fee. Renewals shall be accepted only on brake fluids that have no change in formula, composition, or brand name. Any change in formula, composition, or brand name of a brake fluid constitutes a new product that must be registered in accordance with this part.
(2) All fees collected under the provisions of this section shall be credited to the General Inspection Trust Fund of the department and all expenses incurred in the enforcement of this part shall be paid from said fund.
(3) The department may cancel or refuse to issue any registration and permit after due notice and opportunity to be heard if it finds that the brake fluid is adulterated or misbranded or that the registrant has failed to comply with the provisions of this part or the rules adopted pursuant to this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 61-390; s. 2, ch. 61-119; s. 721, ch. 97-103; s. 7, ch. 2007-232; s. 29, ch. 2012-67; s. 16, ch. 2014-147; s. 16, ch. 2018-84.