Chapter 16-301 WAC

Last Update: 9/10/18

GENERAL SEED REGULATIONS

(Formerly chapters 16-300, 16-304, 16-313, 16-316, 16-317, 16-318, 16-493, 16-494 and 16-495 WAC)

WAC Sections

16-301-005General seed standards—Definitions.
16-301-010Publications adopted in chapters 16-301, 16-302, and 16-303 WAC.
16-301-011Functions of the seed program advisory committee.
PART 1 - SEED LABELING
16-301-015Seed labeling requirements for agricultural, vegetable, and flower seeds.
16-301-020Other labeling requirements for small grain, field pea, lentil, and/or soybean seed.
16-301-025Special requirements for labeling of vegetable and flower seed as prepared for use in the home.
16-301-030Exemptions for small grain, chickpea, field pea, lentil and/or soybean seed.
16-301-035Labeling requirements for agricultural and vegetable hybrid seed that contains less than ninety-five percent hybrid seed.
16-301-040Labeling—Requirements for seed mixtures for lawn and/or turf purposes.
16-301-045Prohibited noxious weed seeds.
16-301-050Restricted noxious weed seeds.
16-301-055Tolerances for seed law enforcement.
Treated Seed Labeling Requirements
16-301-060Treated seed labeling requirements.
16-301-065Labeling requirements for seed treated with mercurials and similarly toxic pesticides.
16-301-070Labeling requirements for seed treated with other pesticides.
16-301-075Treated seed color requirement.
16-301-080Labeling requirements for seed treated with inoculates.
16-301-085Examples of minimum label formats for treated seed.
Germination Standards
16-301-090Germination standards for vegetable seeds.
16-301-095Sampling—Administration of the Washington State Seed Act.
PART 2 - PHYTOSANITARY FIELD INSPECTIONS
16-301-215Definition of a phytosanitary certificate.
16-301-220Apply for a phytosanitary field inspection.
16-301-225Land and production requirements for a seed phytosanitary field inspection.
16-301-230Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for peas.
16-301-235Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for beans.
16-301-240Phytosanitary field inspection requirements for other seed crops and diseases.
PART 3 - QUARANTINES
Annual Bluegrass Quarantine
16-301-245Annual bluegrass quarantine—Establishing quarantine.
16-301-250Annual bluegrass quarantine—Definitions.
16-301-255Annual bluegrass quarantine—Regulated area.
16-301-260Annual bluegrass quarantine—Quarantine area.
16-301-265Annual bluegrass quarantine—Regulated articles.
16-301-270Annual bluegrass quarantine—Conditions governing movement of regulated articles.
16-301-275Violations and penalty.
16-301-280Annual bluegrass quarantine—Procedure for clearing.
16-301-285Annual bluegrass quarantine—Seed stock containing annual bluegrass.
16-301-290Annual bluegrass quarantine—Application for nursery inspection—Sampling and analysis.
16-301-295Annual bluegrass quarantine—Violation procedures.
Rough Bluegrass Quarantine
16-301-305Rough bluegrass quarantine—Establishing quarantine.
16-301-310Rough bluegrass quarantine—Definitions.
16-301-315Rough bluegrass quarantine—Regulated area.
16-301-320Rough bluegrass quarantine—Quarantine area.
16-301-325Rough bluegrass quarantine—Regulated articles.
16-301-330Rough bluegrass quarantine—Conditions governing movement of regulated articles.
16-301-335Rough bluegrass quarantine—Procedure for clearing seed stocks.
16-301-340Rough bluegrass quarantine—Seed stock containing rough bluegrass.
16-301-345Rough bluegrass quarantine—Application for nursery inspection.
16-301-350Rough bluegrass quarantine—Fees.
16-301-355Rough bluegrass quarantine—Violation and procedures.
Bean Seed Quarantine
16-301-365Bean seed quarantine—Establishing quarantine.
16-301-370Definitions.
16-301-375Regulated articles.
16-301-380Regulated diseases.
16-301-385Bean seed—Quarantined area.
16-301-390Bean seed—Regulated area.
16-301-395General requirements for planting bean seed in the regulated area.
16-301-396Additional requirements for planting bean seed in the regulated area relating to seed-borne viral diseases.
16-301-400Additional requirements for planting bean seed grown in the regulated area.
16-301-410Additional requirements for planting bean seed originating in quarantine Area I; areas west of the continental divide.
16-301-415Additional requirements for planting bean seed originating in quarantine Area II; areas east of the continental divide and foreign countries.
16-301-420Quarantine—Exceptions and exemptions.
16-301-425Inspection procedures for trial grounds.
16-301-430Identification and disposition of diseased bean seed and infected bean fields.
16-301-435Notice of destruction.
16-301-440Penalties.
Crucifer Seed Quarantine
16-301-490Establishing a crucifer seed quarantine for black leg, black rot, and dormant seed.
16-301-495Definitions.
16-301-505Regulated crucifer diseases and pathogens.
16-301-515Crucifer seed quarantine—Quarantine area.
16-301-520Crucifer seed quarantine—Regulated areas.
16-301-525Crucifer seed quarantine exemptions within the regulated areas.
16-301-528Seed dormancy testing in the western Washington regulated area.
16-301-530Planting crucifer seed in the western Washington regulated area—Requirements.
16-301-531Planting crucifer seed in the eastern Washington regulated area—Requirements.
16-301-534Transporting regulated articles into a regulated area—Requirements.
16-301-535Boxes and racks used to ship crucifer seedlings—Requirements.
16-301-540Crucifer transplants grown in greenhouses in the regulated areas—Requirements.
16-301-545Crucifer seed lots that test positive for any regulated disease—Requirements.
16-301-550Planting seed in the western Washington regulated area—Protocols when certain documentation is unavailable.
16-301-555Requirements for the establishment of trial grounds.
16-301-560Inspection requirements for trial grounds.
16-301-565Testing requirements for seed harvested from an approved trial ground.
16-301-570Penalties for violating the crucifer seed quarantine.
16-301-575Identification of diseased crucifer seeds and infected fields.
16-301-580Diseased crucifer seeds and infected fields—Regulations.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
16-301-100Matters subject to mandatory arbitration. [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, § 16-301-100, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-105Filing of a complaint for arbitration. [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, § 16-301-105, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-110Requirement to respond to complaint. [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, § 16-301-110, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-115Acceptance of filing by telefax. [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, § 16-301-115, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-120Arbitration committee. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-20-050, § 16-301-120, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. 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, § 16-301-120, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-125Referral to arbitration committee. [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, § 16-301-125, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-130Scheduling of hearing. [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, § 16-301-130, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-135Representation by counsel. [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, § 16-301-135, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-140Waiver of oral hearing. [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, § 16-301-140, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-145Record of the hearing. [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, § 16-301-145, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-150Attendance at hearings. [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, § 16-301-150, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-155Committee investigation. [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, § 16-301-155, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-160Evidence. [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, § 16-301-160, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-165Evidence by affidavit. [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, § 16-301-165, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-170Discovery. [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, § 16-301-170, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-175Arbitration in the absence of a party. [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, § 16-301-175, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-180Order of proceedings. [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, § 16-301-180, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-185Expert evidence and performance tests. [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, § 16-301-185, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-190Conservation of property. [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, § 16-301-190, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-195Reopening of a hearing. [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, § 16-301-195, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-200Expenses. [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, § 16-301-200, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-205Arbitration committee report. [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, § 16-301-205, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-210Award upon settlement. [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, § 16-301-210, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 17-20-076, filed 10/3/17, effective 11/3/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-450Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Establishing the quarantine. [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, § 16-301-450, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-455Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Regulated articles. [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, § 16-301-455, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-460Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Regulated disease. [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, § 16-301-460, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-465Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Quarantined area. [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, § 16-301-465, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-470Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Regulated area. [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, § 16-301-470, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-475Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Requirements for planting bean seed in the regulated area. [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, § 16-301-475, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-480Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Identification and disposition of diseased bean seed. [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, § 16-301-480, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-485Bean seed-borne viral disease quarantine—Penalties. [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, § 16-301-485, filed 12/4/00, effective 1/4/01.] Repealed by WSR 04-08-043, filed 3/31/04, effective 5/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 17.24.011, 17.24.041 and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-500Crucifer articles regulated by this chapter. [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, § 16-301-500, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-01-111, § 16-301-500, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06.] Repealed by WSR 15-20-035, filed 9/28/15, effective 10/29/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-510Seed dormancy 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, § 16-301-510, filed 9/25/14, effective 10/26/14. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49, 17.24, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-01-111, § 16-301-510, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06.] Repealed by WSR 16-14-068, filed 7/1/16, effective 10/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW.
16-301-533Requirements for planting crucifer seed in the eastern Washington regulated area. [Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-20-035, § 16-301-533, filed 9/28/15, effective 10/29/15.] Repealed by WSR 16-14-068, filed 7/1/16, effective 10/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 17.24.041, and chapter 34.05 RCW.
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