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WAC 16-561-010

Definitions.

Definitions for terms used in this chapter must be interpreted as consistent with the definitions in chapter 15.65 RCW, Washington state agricultural commodity boards.
"Affected area" means that portion of the state of Washington located west of the summit of the Cascade Mountains.
"Affected producer" means any person who produces or stores in the state of Washington raspberries in commercial quantities for fresh market, for processing, or for sale to processors. "To produce" means to act as a producer.
"Affected unit" means one pound net of raspberries.
"Commercial quantity" means any raspberries produced or stored in quantities of three tons (6,000 pounds) or more, in any calendar year.
"Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
"Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or the director's duly appointed representative.
"Handler" means any person who acts as principal or agent or otherwise in processing, selling, marketing, storing, freezing, or distributing raspberries not produced by him or her. Handler does not include a common carrier used to transport an agricultural commodity. "To handle" means to act as a handler.
"Harvest season" means that period from May 1st to September 15th of each year.
"Hosting" may include providing meals, refreshments, lodging, transportation, gifts of a nominal value, reasonable and customary entertainment and normal incidental expenses at meetings or gatherings.
"Marketing season" or "fiscal year" means the twelve-month period beginning with January 1st of any year and ending with the last day of December following, both dates being inclusive.
"Person" means 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-handler" means any person who acts both as a producer and as a handler with respect to raspberries. A producer-handler shall be deemed to be a producer with respect to the raspberries which he or she produces and a handler with respect to the raspberries which he or she handles, including those produced by himself or herself.
"Promotional hosting" as used in these rules means the hosting of individuals and groups of individuals at meetings, meals, and gatherings for the purpose of cultivating trade relations, promoting sales of red raspberries, developing industry unity, and furthering the objectives of the commission.
"Raspberries" means and includes all kinds, varieties, and hybrids of "rubus idaeus" of red color.
"Sell" includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale, exchange, barter, or trade.
"Washington red raspberry commission," hereinafter referred to as "board," "commission," or "WRRC" means the commodity board formed under the provisions of WAC 16-561-020.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-15-009, § 16-561-010, filed 7/6/18, effective 8/6/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-03-007, § 16-561-010, filed 1/6/14, effective 2/6/14. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.65 RCW. WSR 86-13-012 (Order 1888), § 16-561-010, filed 6/6/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.180. WSR 83-24-028 (Order 1809), § 16-561-010, filed 12/1/83; Order 1478, § 16-561-010, filed 7/29/76.]
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