Iowa 661 Administrative Rules Chapter 61 changes adopted and filed April 28, 2021
CHANGES AFFECTING THE FIRE SAFE CIGARETTE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Below is a list of the significant changes made to the rule chapter that will affect applications going forward. This list is not all inclusive. To review all changes made to 661-61, please see Filed ARC 5527C.
- Update and add language to be in line with current industry standards and use for new technology.
- Ability to submit certification applications online through the Iowa License Management System (LMS).
Pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 101B, The Cigarette Fire Safety Standards Act, and Iowa Administrative Code 661- Chapter 61, effective January 1, 2009, cigarettes shall not be sold or offered for sale to any person in Iowa unless:
- The cigarettes have been tested in accordance with the test method prescribed in Iowa Code 101B.4,
- the cigarettes meet the performance standard specified in Iowa Code 101B.4, and
- a written certification has been filed by the manufacturer with the department, and the cigarettes have been marked in accordance with Iowa Code 101B.7.
The provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 101B provide that a wholesaler or retailer may sell the wholesaler's or retailer's inventory of cigarettes existing prior to January 1, 2009, provided that the certain conditions are met, as specified in Iowa Code 101B.3.
The marking and ignition performance of these Brand Styles have been found to meet the requirements of Iowa Code Chapter 101B, The Cigarette Fire Safety Standards Act, and Iowa Administrative Code 661—Chapter 61 (101B), and are hereby approved for sale in Iowa. List of Approved Brand Styles for Sale in Iowa
Please be aware that this approval made pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 101B and Iowa Administrative Code 661- Chapter 61 (101B) does not automatically qualify cigarettes for sale in Iowa. In addition, brand families must be included on the Iowa Directory of Certified Tobacco Product Manufacturers and Brands maintained by the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Attorney General’s office.
The manufacturer certification form has been updated and is now also available online through the Iowa License Management System.