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WAC 16-532-120

Labeling.

Each lot of hops must be identified by the crop year produced, grower number and lot designation, and variety stenciled on each bale.
(1) A three-digit grower number will be assigned by the Washington hop commodity board (commission) prior to the annual harvest.
(2) The first marking will consist of the last digit of the crop year and a hyphen, followed by the three-digit grower number and lot designation (example: 8-000-001).
(3) The first marking shall be affixed on the head or top of the bale and shall be in characters approximately two inches high.
(4) The second marking will consist of the hop variety, utilizing a two-letter abbreviation. A list of approved two-letter abbreviations will be approved annually by the Washington state hop commodity board.
(5) The second marking shall be affixed immediately below the first marking on the head or top of the bale, and shall be in characters approximately two inches high.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 08-14-054, § 16-532-120, filed 6/25/08, effective 7/26/08; WSR 06-15-135, § 16-532-120, filed 7/19/06, effective 8/19/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 04-10-059, § 16-532-120, filed 4/30/04, effective 5/31/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.050. WSR 97-17-096, § 16-532-120, filed 8/20/97, effective 9/20/97; WSR 95-17-118 (Order 5077), § 16-532-120, filed 8/23/95, effective 9/23/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.280 and WAC 16-532-020 10K [(10)(k)]. WSR 93-09-014, § 16-532-120, filed 4/13/93, effective 5/14/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.380. WSR 88-13-050 (Resolution No. 88-01), § 16-532-120, filed 6/10/88; Regulation 2, filed 10/16/64.]
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