Terms Used In Iowa Code 203C.40

  • Department: means the department of agriculture and land stewardship. See Iowa Code 203C.1
  • Good cause: means that the department has cause to believe that the net worth or current asset to current liability ratio of a warehouse operator presents a danger to depositors with whom the warehouse operator does business, based on evidence of any of the following:
  • Grain: means the same as defined in section 203. See Iowa Code 203C.1
  • Warehouse: shall mean any building, structure, or other protected enclosure in this state used or usable for the storage of agricultural products. See Iowa Code 203C.1
  • Warehouse operator: means a person engaged in the business of operating or controlling a warehouse for the storing, shipping, handling or processing of agricultural products, but does not include an incidental warehouse operator. See Iowa Code 203C.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1
 The department shall develop a system to prioritize the inspections of warehouse operators provided in section 203C.2. The system of prioritization shall be computed each year based on the risk of loss to the grain depositors and sellers indemnity fund caused by the possible insolvency of the warehouse operator. The department shall compute the risk by utilizing an available statistical model to measure the financial condition of warehouse operators. Procedures for utilizing the statistical model shall be adopted by department rules. The statistical model shall be used to provide risk ratings. A risk rating shall be used as a factor by the department to prioritize its inspection schedule. The department may inspect a warehouse operator at any time based on a risk of loss to the fund according to the risk rating. A substantial risk of loss to the grain depositors and sellers indemnity fund caused by the possible insolvency of the warehouse operator based on the statistical model shall be good cause.