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Definitions for terms used in this chapter are also found in chapter 15.66 RCW, Washington State Agricultural Commodity Commissions Act. For the purposes of the seed potato marketing order, the following definitions shall apply:
"Act" means the Washington State Agricultural Commodity Commissions Act, chapter 15.66 RCW;
"Affected area" means and includes all of the state of Washington;
"Affected producer" means any producer who is subject to this marketing order;
"Commercial quantities" means five thousand hundredweight or more;
"Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or any qualified person or persons designated by the director of agriculture to act for him or her concerning some matter under this marketing order or chapter 15.66 RCW;
"Disclosure" means inspection or copying;
"Handler" means any person who acts, either as principal, agent, or otherwise, in the processing, selling, marketing, or distributing of seed potatoes that are not produced by the handler. "Handler" does not include a common carrier used to transport an agricultural commodity. "To handle" means to act as a handler;
"Hundredweight" and "affected unit" are synonymous and mean and include each one hundred pound unit or any combination of packages making a one hundred pound unit of seed potatoes;
"Marketing season" and "fiscal year" are synonymous and mean the twelve-month period beginning July 1st of any year and ending upon the last day of June, both dates inclusive;
"Person" includes any individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association, partnership, society or any other organization of individuals or any unit or agency of local or state or federal government;
"Producer" means any person engaged in the business of producing or causing to be produced for market in the state of Washington seed potatoes in commercial quantities. "To produce" means to act as a producer;
"Public records" includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by the commission regardless of physical form or characteristics;
"Sale" means a transaction wherein the property in or to seed potatoes is transferred from the producer to a purchaser for consideration. "Sale" shall also include an agreement to acquire such property for a consideration;
"Seed potato commission" and "commission" are synonymous and mean the commission established under WAC 16-520-020 consistent with chapter 15.66 RCW;
"Seed potatoes" means and includes all kinds and varieties of Irish seed potatoes grown in the state of Washington and marketed, sold or intended for use for seed purposes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.66.055, 42.56.040 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-09-074, § 16-520-010, filed 4/19/17, effective 5/20/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.66.030, 15.66.053, 15.66.055, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 10-22-008, § 16-520-010, filed 10/21/10, effective 11/21/10; Marketing Order, Article I, effective 10/1/56.]
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