a. Each manufacturer shall submit to the director a written certification attesting that:
(1) Each cigarette listed in the certification has been tested in accordance with section 4 of this act; and
(2) Each cigarette listed in the certification meets the performance standard set forth under section 4 of this act.
b. Each cigarette listed in the certification shall be described with the following information:
(1) brand, or trade name on the package;
(2) style, such as light or ultra light;
(3) length in millimeters;
(4) circumference in millimeters;
(5) flavor, such as menthol or chocolate, if applicable;
(6) filter or non-filter;
(7) package description, such as soft pack or box;
(8) marking approved in accordance with section 6 of this act;
(9) the name, address, and telephone number of the laboratory, if different than the manufacturer, that conducted the test; and
(10) the date that the testing occurred.
c. The certifications shall be made available to the Attorney General for purposes consistent with this act and the Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this section.
d. Each cigarette certified under this section shall be re-certified every three years.
e. For each cigarette listed in a certification, a manufacturer shall pay to the director a $250 fee. The director is authorized to annually adjust this fee to ensure it defrays the actual costs of the processing, testing, enforcement and oversight activities required by this act.
f. There is established in the State Treasury a separate, nonlapsing fund to be known as the “Reduced Cigarette Ignition Propensity and Firefighter Protection Act Enforcement Fund.” The fund shall consist of all certification fees submitted by manufacturers, and shall, in addition to any other monies made available for such purpose, be available to the Division of Fire Safety for use solely to support processing, testing, enforcement and oversight activities under the act. 1
g. If a manufacturer has certified a cigarette pursuant to this section, and thereafter makes any change to the cigarette that is likely to alter its compliance with the reduced cigarette ignition propensity standards required by this act, that cigarette shall not be sold or offered for sale in this State until the manufacturer retests the cigarette in accordance with the testing standards set forth in section 4 of this act and maintains records of that retesting as required by section 4 of this act. 2 An altered cigarette which does not meet the performance standard set forth in section 4 of this act shall not be sold in this State.
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