Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-34-23 - Planting and pre-harvest requirements

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) All industrial hemp cultivated or produced shall have originated from authorized seed or clone plants.
(b) Each licensee shall maintain written certification for all authorized seed or clone plants cultivated or produced, which shall consist of either of the following:
(1) A certificate of analysis, or a similar document, stating that the source of the authorized seed or clone plants was cultivated or produced with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration less than 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis during the most recent growing season; or
(2) documentation that the authorized seed or clone plants are certified pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1415 et seq., and amendments thereto.
(c) All industrial hemp seed shall be considered agricultural seed. Before selling agricultural seed in Kansas, each individual shall obtain a license pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1415 et seq., and amendments thereto.
(d) Each licensee shall submit a planting report to the department within 15 days after each planting, including replanting seeds or propagules or establishing plants. Each planting report shall identify the following:
(1) The official name of the industrial hemp variety that was cultivated or produced in each lot;
(2) the global positioning system coordinates for the licensed growing area and each lot where industrial hemp plants, plant parts, grain, or seeds are being cultivated or produced;
(3) the total number of acres planted in the licensed growing area;
(4) the number of acres planted in each lot; and
(5) a statement of the intended end-use for all industrial hemp plants, plant parts, grain, or seeds being cultivated or produced.
(e) Before harvesting industrial hemp, each licensee shall provide the secretary at least 30 days' notice of the intended harvest date on a form provided by the secretary and, if the harvest does not begin on that date, shall provide an updated notice of the anticipated harvest date before harvesting any industrial hemp. Failure to provide notice of the harvest may result in the revocation of an existing hemp producer license and the denial of future hemp producer licenses. Each pre-harvest report shall identify the following:
(1) The global positioning system coordinates of the entrance to the licensed growing area and each lot where industrial hemp plants are intended for harvest;
(2) the total number of acres planted in the licensed growing area subject to harvest;
(3) the number of acres planted in each lot subject to harvest;
(4) the planting date for each lot;
(5) the total number of acres intended for harvest in the licensed growing area, if different from the number of acres intended for harvest in the lot;
(6) the number of acres intended for harvest in each lot;
(7) the intended harvest date for each lot;
(8) the official name of the industrial hemp variety that is intended for harvest from each lot; and
(9) a statement of the intended end-use for all industrial hemp plants, plant parts, grain, or seeds that will be harvested from each lot.
(f) If two or more harvests will be conducted within a licensed growing area or lot within a license year, the licensee shall notify the department of each intended harvest date at least 30 days before the intended harvest date. The primary licensee shall pay the subsequent sampling fees and testing fees for each harvest conducted after the initial harvest of a lot.
(g) Each licensee shall maintain records regarding the source of all industrial hemp cultivated or produced and records regarding the disposition of all industrial hemp cultivated or produced for three years and shall present those records to the secretary upon request.

Notes

Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-34-23
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 2-3906; adopted by Kansas Register Volume 39, No. 52; effective January 8, 2021.

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