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WAC 16-750-003

Definitions.

(1) The definitions in this section shall apply throughout this chapter, unless the context plainly requires otherwise:
(a) "Action" means the transaction of the official business of the Washington state noxious weed control board including but not limited to receipt of public testimony, deliberations, discussions, considerations, reviews, and final actions.
(b) "Board" means the Washington state noxious weed control board, or a duly authorized representative.
(c) "Director" means the director of the department of agriculture, or the director's appointed representative.
(d) "Executive secretary" means the executive secretary of the Washington state noxious weed control board.
(e) "Department" means the department of agriculture of this state.
(f) "Final action" means a collective positive or negative decision, or an actual vote by a majority of board members when sitting as a body or entity, upon a motion, proposal, resolution, or order.
(g) "Meeting" means meetings at which action is taken.
(h) "Regular meetings" means recurring meetings held in accordance with a periodic schedule in compliance with applicable statute or rule.
(2) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this chapter, chapter 17.10 RCW, and any rules adopted thereunder unless the context plainly requires otherwise:
(a) "Control" of noxious weeds means to prevent all seed production and to prevent the dispersal of all propagative parts capable of forming new plants.
(b) "Contain" means to confine a noxious weed and its propagules to an identified area of infestation.
(c) "Eradicate" means to eliminate a noxious weed within an area of infestation.
(d) "Prevent the spread of noxious weeds" means to contain noxious weeds.
(e) Class A noxious weeds are those noxious weeds not native to the state that are of limited distribution or are unrecorded in the state and that pose a serious threat to the state.
(f) Class B noxious weeds are those noxious weeds not native to the state that are of limited distribution or are unrecorded in a region of the state and that pose a serious threat to that region.
(g) "Class B designate" means those Class B noxious weeds whose populations in a region or area are such that all seed production can be prevented within a calendar year.
(h) Class C are any other noxious weeds.
(3) Any county noxious weed control board may enhance the clarity of any definition contained in subsection (2) of this section, making that definition more specific, but shall not change its general meaning.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 17.10 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-03-046, § 16-750-003, filed 1/14/10, effective 2/14/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 17.10 RCW. WSR 99-24-029, § 16-750-003, filed 11/23/99, effective 1/3/00; WSR 97-06-108, § 16-750-003, filed 3/5/97, effective 4/5/97; WSR 93-01-004, § 16-750-003, filed 12/2/92, effective 1/2/93; WSR 91-24-072, § 16-750-003, filed 12/2/91, effective 1/2/92; WSR 91-01-016, § 16-750-003, filed 12/7/90, effective 1/7/91; WSR 90-01-004, § 16-750-003, filed 12/7/89, effective 1/7/90; WSR 88-18-001 (Order 24, Resolution No. 24), § 16-750-003, filed 8/25/88.]
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