Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-06-01-.04 - REGISTRATION, PERMIT AND FEE

(1) No person shall be a ginseng dealer without first registering and obtaining a ginseng dealer permit as issued by the Department.
(2) The permit shall be issued and become effective on September 1st of each year and will be good and valid through August 31st of the next year.
(3) Completed applications for registering and obtaining the permit shall be submitted to the Department prior to September 1st of each year along with a registration fee; the fee amount for registration shall be two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars per year. Registration shall not be deemed complete and a permit shall not be issued until the registration fee has been paid in full to the Department. Blank application forms shall be provided by the Department upon request.
(4) Upon registration and issuance of a permit, the ginseng dealer is authorized to sell, purchase, and/or export wild and/or cultivated ginseng pursuant to the following conditions:
(a) wild and/or cultivated ginseng that has been inspected and issued an export certificate pursuant to Rule 0400-06-01-.07 may be exported throughout the entire permit period, and
(b) ginseng may only be purchased from ginseng collectors during the period from September 1st for green roots and September 15th for dry roots through March 31st of each permit period, and
(c) wild ginseng may be sold to other registered and permitted ginseng dealers throughout the entire permit period if the ginseng was purchased from ginseng collectors during the period from September 1st for green roots and September 15th for dry roots through March 31st of each permit period.
(5) The permit does not renew automatically and a new permit must be obtained annually pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) of this rule.
(6) If a permit application is received on or after September 1st, the permit issued pursuant to such application shall be effective only from the date of issuance.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-06-01-.04
Original rule filed November 14, 1983; effective February 13, 1984. Amendment filed August 3, 1990; effective September 17, 1990. Repeal and new rule filed December 13, 2012; effective March 13, 2013.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 62-28-101 et seq., 70-8-201 et seq. and 4-5-201 et seq.

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