Section 33227. (Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 115, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Food & Agric. Code §33227.
Each person, before engaging in the transportation of unpackaged market milk or unpackaged market milk products (bulk milk hauler), shall obtain a bulk milk hauler tanker permit from the secretary for each tanker that person uses in the bulk transport of unpackaged market milk or unpackaged market milk products. Upon receipt of an application for a permit, the secretary shall cause an inspection to be made of the bulk milk hauler’s tanker for which the application is made. An inspection required for the issuance of a permit shall be conducted in a uniform and efficient manner. A permit shall be issued for each tanker that is in compliance with this division and the standards that are established pursuant to this division. The permit shall be valid for not more than one year, shall be permanently affixed in a conspicuous manner on the rear frame of the tanker for which it is issued, and shall be renewed within one year from the date of issue upon payment of an annual inspection fee. The assessment of the annual inspection fee shall be based upon the actual cost of the inspection and shall be subject to verification upon the request of a permit applicant. The permit shall conform with all requirements of the United States Food and Drug Administration Coded Memorandum implementing the enforcement provisions for permitting and inspection of bulk milk tankers.
This section shall become operative upon the adoption by the United States Food and Drug Administration of the Coded Memorandum implementing enforcement provisions for permitting and inspection of bulk milk tankers. The secretary may adopt regulations necessary to implement this section.