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WAC 16-301-270

Annual bluegrass quarantine—Conditions governing movement of regulated articles.

(1) No seed stock may be shipped, transported, moved within, or into the annual bluegrass quarantine regulated area unless such seed stock is accompanied by a test report from an official laboratory showing said seed stock is free of annual bluegrass on the basis of a minimum ten gram analysis for bentgrass and a minimum of twenty-five gram analysis for other grasses except that seed stock found to contain annual bluegrass may be planted in the regulated area if planted in a nursery under an inspection program as established by the state department of agriculture.
(2) This quarantine shall not apply to seed sown for forage or turf. This quarantine shall not apply to range, reclamation, or forage type seed production fields.
(3) This quarantine shall not apply to:
(a) Experiments or trial grounds of the United States Department of Agriculture;
(b) Experiments or trial grounds of Washington State University experiment station; or
(c) Trial grounds of any person, firm, or corporation; provided said trial ground plantings are approved by the director and under supervision of technically trained personnel familiar with annual bluegrass control.
(4) Any person shipping, moving or transporting any seed stock for planting purposes in or into the regulated area that is not represented by a test report showing freedom of annual bluegrass as allowed in subsection (1) of this section must:
(a) State where and when seed stock can be sampled for the required annual bluegrass test; or
(b) Attach a copy of the official laboratory analysis showing freedom from annual bluegrass; or
(c) Submit a representative sample for testing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and 17.24.021, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-301-270, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 04-06-019, § 16-301-270, filed 2/23/04, effective 3/26/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 00-24-077, § 16-301-270, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.]
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