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WAC 16-301-495

Definitions.

Definitions for some terms in WAC 16-301-490 through 16-301-580 can be found in chapter 15.49 RCW and chapter 16-301 WAC. In addition, the following definitions apply to these sections and take precedence over conflicting definitions found elsewhere:
"Appropriate pathological testing methods" includes seed testing methods approved for the specific target pathogens (Phoma lingam and Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris for black leg and black rot, respectively) by the United States National Seed Health System or the International Seed Health Initiative (ISHI-Veg) of the International Seed Federation.
"Approved treatment methods" includes hot water, hot chlorine or any other method that can eliminate the presence of regulated pathogens.
"Crucifer" means all plants in the family Brassicaceae (also known as Cruciferae) and specifically includes all Brassica species, Raphanus sativus - Radish, Sinapis alba and other mustards.
"Crucifer production" means any planting of crucifer seed or seedlings for the purpose of producing seed, oil, commercial vegetables or cover crops.
"Crucifer seed" includes any part of a plant capable of propagation including, but not necessarily limited to, seeds, roots, and transplants.
"Crucifer weed" means any crucifer plant that appears unintentionally in a different crucifer crop or crop growing area, as in the case of volunteers or after planting seed contaminated with other crucifer species.
"Department" means the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA).
"Director" means the director of the Washington state department of agriculture or the director's designee.
"Dormant seed" means viable true seed that displays a delay in or lack of germination when provided favorable germination conditions for the type of seed in question.
"Owner" means the person having legal ownership, possession or control over a regulated article covered by this chapter including, but not limited to, the owner, shipper, consignee, grower, seed dealer, landowner or their agent.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or organized group of persons whether or not incorporated.
"Phytosanitary inspection program" means the seed field inspection program administered by the seed program of the department under the authority in RCW 15.49.370 and WAC 16-301-240.
"Regulated area" means those geographic areas that are protected from regulated diseases by the provisions of this quarantine.
"Regulated article" means, with the exception of the exemptions listed in WAC 16-301-525(1), all crucifer seed; seedlings; roots; transplants intended for seed production, oil production, commercial vegetable production or cover crop use; and crop residue remaining from the harvest of infected crucifer plants.
"Seed lot" means a designated quantity of seed that is uniquely identified by a lot number.
"Seed program" means the Washington state department of agriculture seed program.
"Trial ground" means a specific parcel of land approved by the director through the phytosanitary inspection program for experimental or limited production or increase of crucifer seed and for planting seed lots whose quantity of seed is insufficient to allow for pathological testing.
"True seed" means a mature fertilized ovule consisting of an embryo, with or without an external food reserve enclosed by a seed coat.
"Volunteer" means a crucifer plant that germinates in a crop year subsequent to the crop year it was planted.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-14-068, § 16-301-495, filed 7/1/16, effective 10/1/16; WSR 15-20-035, § 16-301-495, filed 9/28/15, effective 10/29/15. 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, § 16-301-495, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-01-111, § 16-301-495, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06.]
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