Who must file this Certification?
Any participating or non-participating manufacturer, who intends for their brands to be listed as compliant with the Georgia Fire Safety Standard and Firefighter Protection Act O.C.G.A. §25-14
When is the Certification due?
Beginning January 1, 2010, it is unlawful to offer for sale in the State of Georgia any cigarette that is not compliant with the Georgia Fire Safety Standard and Firefighter Protection Act unless the cigarettes were in inventory and taxes paid prior to January 1, 2010.
The initial Certification must be filed and approved with the Office of the State Fire Marshal by January 1, 2010. All Certifications are valid for a period of three years as per §25-14-4 (2) (d).
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